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Are We There Yet?

Story ID:5837
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet Kansas USA
Year:2006
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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ARE YOU THERE YET?

Aching back
Walking with a limp
Sugar too high
Expanding like a blimp

After eighty three years
Is this a threat?
Iím asking
Am I there yet?

Iíve been in bad situations
Been close to the end
Came out with no scratches
Itís hard to comprehend,

Iíve been in foreign lands
Sailed turbulent seas
Flew in buffeting winds
A Tornado brought me to my knees.

Many rough times
Many sunsets
Many near misses
Am I there yet.

This is the question
I guess Iíll never forget
Excuse me for asking
Am I there yet?

There have been times
I wouldnít make a bet
Iím just wondering
Can I get there yet?

So if you ever wonder
Try not to get upset
Because you will know if
We are there yet.

Monte Manka 3-23-2008