MA (March 27,1951 / India)

A Couple More Years

I've got a couple more years on you, baby...that's all.
I've had more chances to fly and more places to fall.
And it ain't that I'm wiser...
It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall.
And I've picked up a couple more years on you, baby.. that's all.

I've walked a couple more roads than you, baby...that's all.
And I'm tired of runnin' while you're only learning to crawl.
And you're headin somewhere...
But I've been to somewhere... and found it was nowhere at all.
And I've picked up a couple of years on you baby... that's all.

Now sayin' goodbye, girl don't never come easy at all.
But you've got to fly 'cuz you're hearin' those young eagles call.
And someday when you're older, you'll smile at a man strong and tall.
And you'll say I've got a couple more years on you, baby... that's all.

I've got a couple more years on you baby... that's all.
You'll say I've had more chances to fly and more places to fall.
It ain't that I'm wiser...
It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall.
And I've picked up a couple more years on you baby... that's all.

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Hats off...! ! ! I have no words to describe this poem...
Thoughtprovoking and pathetic. Try reading my Radhas. Thanks
Knowledge has limitations… why does the spirit Hover between moments of coherence, I wonder as I sit. Very poignant write...
A precious soul mate, who without giving reason, forsake, Could one turn so cruel, pay no heed to the heart break. Love is meant to nourish and nurture and bring rapture Here sat my cousin, with a soul in torment, fractured well written poem, touching..10/10
A deep poem with much emotion and a strong message 10+
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