Narrow Panorama

When I read how Sam Clemens
Who as Mark Twain ruled
Popular literature and consciousness
With wit & perspicacity & confidence
For half a century —
But as Sam Clemens
Totally screwed up his family
By falling under the spell of
His secretary, perhaps because of
“Learned helplessness syndrome”
I see underlined a constant —
A parameter if you will —
That perfect life is impossible
And that is the beginning of wisdom.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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