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A Normal Life

I think I have a chance to live a normal life
There's nothing wrong with that
I can smile and hope I'm not hurting anyone
I want to think about other people
I think I do, actually more than you know
I wanna' be with you, but I'm not alone
How can I be when I have nothing to fear?

Being on your own is not about sharing
It's swinging high and low in the sun and rain
You know what you're about
The mistakes you make carry your weight
Your shoulders may hurt but not your imagination
You do it your way, the old folks may not understand
If they don't want to know then who was it for anyway?

A boat coming up the river, grab the rope
I'm came to you and said a few things
I'm not able to say it in a way that makes it plain
If you need a hint then look into my eyes
A sparkle is so loud, but you need more
The band in my head isn't the one you heard
Whatever is playing is not so hard to figure out


Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on November 12, 2018:

Kulsum! :)

Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on November 11, 2018:

That is because I appreciate genuine work and genuine people.....God bless .....

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on November 11, 2018:

Thank you Dr. Mehmood. When I read what you said I stood up and walked around the room thinking about why someone as educated as you would give me such praise. It is very important to me. It validates my expression in the sense that I can find a friend such as you from the other side of the world. That is what is most important.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on November 11, 2018:

Mark, believe me, your regularly expressed literary work is phenomenal ..... God Bless you dear .....

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on November 10, 2018:

Thank you Dr Mehmood,

That is a very kind thing to say. I don't know how to describe what is happening in my mind. I guess I think about life constantly. It has become a way of living. You would think every possible metaphor and emotion has been explored thousands of times over the years but I try to find my way through it all. Sometimes it helps me to hear a person from another country speak English especially the French. It takes me out of the pattern of my own way of describing the idea in my mind.

Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on November 10, 2018:

Hi there .....

lovely poem .....

tell me how do you manage to write so ..... so many poems so regularly ..... almost daily.

I mean to say ..... how do you get your inspiration ..... from whom ..... to write so many lovely verses regularly.....

hats off to you dear.....

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