Poetry by Jeff Green

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Time ticking by

by cricketjeff on February 2, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

i
turning forty
was a non-event
I had always known I would
and when it happened
I hardly noticed

ii
forty two
was a shock
suddenly I had
completed
half my working life
So I changed career

iii
forty six
having lost a fortune
I never saw
I lost a company
and a job

iv
forty eight
and thirty six
years too late
I showed someone else
my poetry

v
fifty
maybe now
I can think what
I want to do with my life