Fifty Years, Is It OK To Be?

#oktobe

That was

one Hell of a

depression trough

yeah

I felt it hit me.

Like a

Nine hundred pound

lead blanket.

Few days ago,

on that dreaded

50th birthday

reflective things

50th birthdays

yeah

reflective birthdays

unfortunately

looking back,

the reflection,

at least that of

my current

predicament,

Is pretty

Damned bleak

The last couple years,

out of work

Or under employed

Always behind

Robbing Peter

To pay Paul.

the reflection

aint so purdy

hard to swallow

To fathom

To wonder

Aloud,

Good god!

How did I

Get HERE?

I guess it’s hard

for a man

A 50-year-old man

to get used to

the idea that

it’s OK

It’s OK for

him to be

A stay at home

dad

for him to be

for him to be

that it is ok

for him to just BE

To just be

To just exist

To live

Only functioning

To nurture

To BE

Father

To BE..

Present

To Be…

It Is OK To BE.

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