(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

My Destiny

There is now only me
No one left on the family tree,
Loneliness is my decree
But, I will be brave.

I have never been afraid to fight
Especially when I was right,
Happiness, not war is my main delight
Love is all that I crave.

I have many miles yet to walk
Many adventures and stories to enjoy and talk,
Never will I ever balk
Especially, when I go to my grave.

Randy L. McClave

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Comments (3)

WOW! ! ! ! Couldn't get a living person to read that? Just HAD to let the computer voice do it huh? There is no better way to utterly destroy the beauty and flow of a poem than reading it in a mechanical, stilted voice.
Simply glorious, I love this poem. Keep it up!
This one has always been a favorite of mine. One of our masters lending such credence to the humbler everyday poet's work. The peace in the rhythm of this poem soothes my restless pulse of care; I take comfort.