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I Had to Talk to Myself

How much time did you borrow?
Did you think you’d feel young always
Young man, wasting time today
Pushing so much so far away
Listen to me young man
Will I be alive when you need me to be?

Is there enough left for tomorrow?
I need to think about heaven’s ways
An old man needing forever and a day
Can’t think about flesh and play
Listen to me young man
Did you take too much time from me?

Laughter trying to feel like sorrow
My memories arguing over what stays
An old man to come, that day is today
But that’s not what he would say
Listen to me young man
You’re too far from the things I can see


Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on February 04, 2019:

Thank you Jodah. It would be nice if we had even just five minutes with our future self. It would be huge if you think about it.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 02, 2019:

This is great Mark, your elder self giving advice to your younger self. How I wish that could happen and we would listen to the wisdom of experience.

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