Darrin Atkins

I didn’t hide well enough, this time

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I do say

My friend

My good ol’ pal

From days long gone

Remember how we used

To stop

In the rain

Recite poetry

Ponder the human condition

Having a grand ol’ time

Do you remember?

You found me

Or better yet




Find a way to show your skills and talents

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Today and every single day

Of the year

Be truly awesome

Show your greatness

Demonstrate your skills

Get better all of the time

And soon others

Will take notice of what you can do



Build a foundation for your next present and past

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If things today

Are not going your way

Don’t delay

Hear what I say

This is your day

To believe in your future

It can be hard sometimes

When your luck turns

With rain delays

And closed doors, slammed quickly




There are many available paths to get where you want to go

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Did you ever

Try to do something

Or apply for a job

But the doors were closed

And the answer was always no

There are plenty of open doors

So I recommend

That you look for them




Darrin Atkins

Darrin Atkins

writer and novelist. traveler and adventurer. looking for fun in the sun. chasing the dream. can't stop the feeling that time is going faster.