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. . .Sumtymz: a Life-Long Struggle

Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

Symtymz . . .as she is now.

Symtymz . . .as she is now.

Sumtymz . . .

Sumtymz, she’s oh so-o-o-o elusive for the youth

She teases. . .never agreeing increasing.

Sumtymz . . .

Sumtymz . . .I kept close company with her as I grew,

And all the while, I knew. Yes, I knew.

Sumtymz . . .never a brass ring, but a ring of glass.


Sumtymz . . .I never felt hatred for you as I grew to manhood

Sumtymz . . .oh, yes, you slut’d around, keeping me down,

Until . . .yes, that Sumtymz . . .

My skills sharpened while yours grew older, and losing that

Luster now looks so dull.

Sumtymz . . .

Yes, Sumtymz . . .sometimes we endure . . .

And Sumtymz . . .you don’t.


Writer's summary – this piece can be easily understood to be

a life-long contest between a young man—naive and gullible, but

the day grew long and as he became a man, the “foe” Symtymz,

only decreased.

This is my interpretation. What is yours?

Thanks, Kenneth

© 2018 Kenneth Avery

Comments

Ken Avery on December 21, 2018:

Dear Gypsy Rose Lee -- a Sincere Thanks to You, Dear Friend for the CHRISTmas and New Year greeting. I haven't told you this, but YOU and my Followers Mean the World to me. I mean it.

Love you All.

Ken Avery on December 21, 2018:

Thank You, Elijah. May This CHRISTmas and New Year be The Best for you.

Ken Avery on December 20, 2018:

Elijah -- this one, the poem, is rather simple . . .if you drill into the intricate mind trails and then with a little patience, it becomes all too clear: youth fades with age, but youth in the first place was only a coat that was shed.

Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year.

Ken Avery on December 20, 2018:

Gypsy -- truth be told, your view of this poem was more in tune with what the young man thought and lived as time went by.

Very sharp, Gypsy.

Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year.

Ken Avery on December 20, 2018:

Dawn -- thank you for leaving such a sensitive comment. You are very talented and I appreciate it.

Merry CHRISTmas and a Safe New Year.

Dawn on October 28, 2018:

Hmm... puppy love fades with time and gives way to other mature preoccupations as life moves on. The seasons of life change and our interests change too. My take on this.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 26, 2018:

I am at a total loss. My thoughts that the infatuation was there but that faded as time went by and nothing more was left to the relationship.