Couldn't Have Lived it Any Other Way

it was years ago let the truth ago
when I first existed as a seed
then i was formed into a baby yet just maybe
I would see things in a sought after vision
a nurse held me in her arms
saying this child would grow to reach the masses
soon after I would grow to become an altar boy what a joy
then i was sixteen flipping burgers down at Mickey D's
thinking all of life was just a mystery
then I met my first girl putting my life in such a twirl
in time I would shine as the prom king all the girls would scream
then the leader of my play still thrills me until this day
1989 wrote my first poem, "Remembrance of a loved one"
cozy in the ride of a brand new Mustang
then ran into a street thing took my breath away
although those many years would pass
still I had every good reason to grasp
what true love really meant
yet it was only lust in disguise
was listening to the devils ill faded lies
does all of this logic come at any big enough surprise
took up acting in college learning with lots of knowledge
then it leads up to today
written over 2,000 poems & 3 short stories
never was my name up there in lights but one day i just might
be remembered for my poetry that is the only way I could face reality
what was I will to achieve
sweet victory as I take my next breath
feelings that I touched many a heart along my stay
every day willing to bow the head to pray
yet I couldn't have lived it any other way
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Mario William Vitale

Mario William Vitale is a twentieth century poet. He has developed a style of free verse. Has written over one thousand poems. more…

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