The simple life is a twisted one,
It’s always a puzzle to me
I stand and wait and watch and wish
But it never rings true
Stolen seconds
Missing moments
Yearned for years gone by
Yet still I amble on
Days streaming by
Waiting to win the prize
The big one
To be trim and true
The simple life?
I think not… do you?


Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

16 Comments

  1. Beautifully said with the words given to you.

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  2. Compared to most people I do lead a simple life . By choice I might add.

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    1. Oh, how I would choose a simple life, Beverly.
      Once things are in order, I shall go for it! 😀

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  3. Since retiring from the rat race my life has simplified so much !

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    1. It sounds idyllic, Raili.

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      1. It’s certainly a lot less stressful, Tom 🙂

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        1. Ooohhh… the dream… 🙂

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  4. Now our teenage gangs have been tamed (for now) Life is a lot more pleasant!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. And that is a bonus, Prenin.

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  5. My life is much more simple now that I have retired. I’ve never been one to like clutter, however, a little creeps in every now and then. Perhaps, to keep me on my toes.

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    1. Yes… a little clutter’s good, Eugenia!

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  6. Oh for that Simple Life.. Yet we humans insist on making it complicated.. 🙂

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    1. Don’t we just, Sue?
      We do like to stress ourselves out, don’t we? 😉

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