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TITLE (EDIT)
Wisdom Sucks
DESCRIPTION
A poem about wisdom and the shock of getting older.
[142 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Humor
AUTHOR
Kathleen McCarthy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I enjoy humor in poetry and short stories. I also like writing non-fictional essays and musings.
I live in upstate New York and I'm an amateur nature photographer. My interest usually run liberal, I'm concerned with the preservation of animals and nature.
[June 2001]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (4)
My Idiot Cat (Poetry) A poem for anyone who is owned by a cat or cats. [213 words] [Animal]
Shattered Lives (Short Stories) A story of a romantic triangle with deadly consequences. [4,761 words] [Crime]
The Confession (Short Stories) A murderous cousin plans to murder her way to money. [2,119 words] [Crime]
Tippy (Non-Fiction) A true story about a pet ground squirrel and a childhood learning experience. [1,040 words] [Animal]
Wisdom Sucks
Kathleen McCarthy

It is the season of my discontent!
When did I become this age?
Oh, how I do so resent,
getting closer to the last page.

My youth gone, mistakes made,
can't go back and do over.
Been awhile since I've been laid,
or rested naked in wild clover.

Of husbands, I've had two.
One stupid, and one drank.
That should have been my clue,
that God enjoys a good prank.

Youth is wasted on the young,
they never give much thought,
interested more in having fun,
when it's wisdom they should have sought.

Tough, that wisdom comes with age,
when it's needed at sixteen.
Must go through the hormonal rage,
and all the crap in between.

Why does it need to take so long?
Wisdom is such a long time coming,
and youth is such a long time gone.
Just that thought is mind numbing.

Shouldn't it be the other way?
With wisdom coming first, then fun.
Coming with the light of day,
rather than with the setting sun.

 

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"I feel the compassion within the poem. And if it was truly written from your heart, I heartily agree with it. It has a way of reaching out to you, and the rhyming seems to roll comfortably off of the tongue. I may be young for my age but I feel the poem expressed itself, and it was in other words captivating." -- Nicola.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2001 Kathleen McCarthy
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
June 2001
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
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