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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2196037
No one could better me
I don’t know when it happened
I must have missed the time
I wasn’t ready for it
I slept right through my prime

Or else I would have felt it
I’d be smart and strong and fast
But if I had those powers
Well, you know they didn’t last

I’m still the same ol’ normal
Not dumb nor weak nor slow
But nothing like I should be
I’m sure of that; I’d know

So now I’m on the downslope
I’m falling like a stone
I guess I'm past my prime now
I lie awake and moan

         Hey, maybe it’s still coming
         Yeah, maybe it’s just late
         If I knew when it will get here
         I’d be sure to note the date

         And that’s what keeps me going
         When everything looks bleak
         When things are going sideways
         And I’m too slow or dumb or weak

         I know my prime is coming
         Please, please for my own sake
         This time I will be ready
         This time I’ll be awake

                   Oh, never mind, forget it
                   My prime has come and gone
                   Somehow it just slipped by me
                   But still my life goes on

                   At least I have my daydreams
                   I imagine what I’d be
                   If I had only been awake then
                   I'd be the best of me
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