"The Clouds at Sunrise" by Frederic Edwin Church‘Love of Life’ by David Paul Behrens The Society March 26, 2019 Beauty, Poetry 6 Comments How I long for the days gone by, Such memories overtake me. I look back on my life and sigh, May the future not forsake me. All the fond thoughts of yesteryear, Coupled with the thoughts of regret; Love of life is ever so near, It captures my soul like a net. So many things I could have done, But I did not follow through. Maybe I walked, but should have run; Such thoughts hang pale and blue. The sun still shines, up in the sky, The moon is still glowing at night. Life goes on, regardless of why, And the darkness turns into light. All in all, life is still worthwhile, Happiness remains in my sight. Some things I recall, make me smile; My love of this life shines bright. After fifty thousand miles and five years as a hitchhiker, living on the road and streets in towns and cities across America, David Paul Behrens followed with a career as an over the road dispatcher in the trucking industry. He is now retired and living in La Verne, California. His website is davidpaulbehrens.com. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses E. V. March 26, 2019 That’s a beautiful sentiment! Reply David Paul Behrens March 26, 2019 Thank you, E.V. What I like about you is that you rarely offer negative comments. Keep it up! Reply E. V. March 26, 2019 @ DPB, why would anyone have reason to criticize the fabulous poetry published by SCP? Okay, but seriously, I do try to keep my comments positive, even when they’re “constructive criticisms”. Peggy Reed March 26, 2019 Very lovely! Reply David Paul Behrens March 26, 2019 As are you! Thank you. Reply Mike Shumka April 23, 2019 i really like your poem it tells a story about life Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.