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There comes a time when one reflects
on everything that one expects,
on everything that one has done
and whether life has been much fun.

In looking back on life’s long game
we may find pleasure and some pain.
There may be things we should have done
but overlooked whilst having fun.

Reflection on what life’s about
could leave your being filled with doubt
about the way you handled life,
and handled fun and handled strife.

If I had gone a different way
would I be where I am today,
and if I’d took a different turn
would I have found much more to learn?

Reflection helps to cleanse the soul
to gather fragments into whole,
then if you think some bits are lost
go look for them, at any cost!

No matter where your life has led
or on what diet you’ve been fed,
there’s one thing clear beyond all doubt,
today’s the day life’s all about.

Tomorrow, it may never come.
Yesterday is long since done.
This moment is the only time
to change the rhythm of your rhyme.

Ivor G Davies

The moment created this second, is a moment that's going to last.
It lives the full spectrum of time, the future, the present and past.

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The following comments are for "Reflection"
by ivordavies

a timely post/poem!
Jeez Ivor, here I was thinking about why I'm wasting my life playing Peggle and why I'm not at LitOrg doing noble things like reading poetry and commenting on other's brilliance! And here you be amongst the dragons! Don't read anything subliminal or sublime into my dragons comment .. I was thinking of maps and how dragons used to be placed on the margins to prohibit exploration. I was thinking about maps because you're there and I'm here and I'll be closer in a few weeks as I'm off to London for family business.

arggh ... enough blather! Lovely poem .. has it been here before or is it just so quintessentially Ivor that it hits all the right notes? Much enjoyed - Happy New Year to you and your family.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: January 10, 2012 )

I am not sure if I have ever posted this, I have been salvaging older poems lately from my PC's drives and came across this one. As it is not in my book, due to the age of it I thnk it was one that escaped and has become even more relevant now I've retired.

I certainly have a couple of hundred 'unposted' poems but sometimes feel that actually posting these may prevent me from writing new. However, I do enjoy finding 'uncompleted' work from the past and will post any that I bring back to life!


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: January 10, 2012 )

Ivor, Happy New Year to you my friend! Love the insight in this poem. Wasting time on the what ifs truly is just a waste of time. Going for the here and now is definitely where it's at.

Loved your last stanza:
Tomorrow, it may never come.
Yesterday is long since done.
This moment is the only time
to change the rhythm of your rhyme.

As always, it is a joy to read you.

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: January 10, 2012 )

Age Concern
Verse 1

Expect Nothing and you will avoid any disappointment

It would take me more than the 61 (Nearly 62) years I have lived to reflect on the things I have done. It would take far less time to reflect on what I have achieved haha

Verse 2

Agreed..... Too late to change it though

Verse 3

Whoops..... Hindsight would make a good foresight

Verse 4

"C'est la vie

Verse 5

So does a brandy and chilling out

Verse 6

Agreed..... Maybe an alternative last line here could be ... Remember time is Running OUT

Verse 7

Agreed .... With the first three lines entirely then got bogged down on the important closing line.....

Yep you are a rhyming Poet and I see the link

sing a different tune
change your approach

Surely you don't mean that... you got this far without a single divorce....You beat the system... had a good run for your money.... Still Fit.....

I would say you started life the way you meant to go on so no reason your Lifetime approach to Life should have to change to deal with any age related minor hiccups.

I do admit to liking the reality behind your poem and would challenge anyone who denied going down the very same route. I believe that people can be their own worse critics.

There must be a few of us around that could kick ourselves for not seeing the more obvious or simple solutions to things we made a mountain out of.....

Don't you just Pity those guys that win the National lottery and are forced into a life changing event !!!!

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: January 10, 2012 )

No lost bits here
I liked the flow. It showed you're practiced, and this is not the first time you've reflected. The diet you fed the reader here was a light repast that refreshed and didn't leave a bloated feeling.

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: January 12, 2012 )

Always glad to pop in and see something new from you, Ivor

( Posted by: andyhavens [Member] On: January 27, 2012 )

Thanks for all the comments on this, it seems that now I've retired I have less time for reflecting as there is always to much to do!


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: January 27, 2012 )

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