We all started somewhere

I thought it would be a neat idea to post a poem I wrote when I was about 12 or so. Its not great, but the idea is we all started out somewhere.

Looking back at all the misspelled words and content of my poems reminds me of how far I’ve come with my writing.


A Sad Song


Things happen sometimes that can’t be explained,

Some I don’t really understand.

So many innocent people die each day


So many criminals get away.

It seems so unfair,

To the innocent people who are just living their lives.

Some young,

Some old.


Their families are left to grieve their pain away.

Its so sad.

Why does this world have to be that way.

I’m sure everyone’s lost someone in their life


They ask themselves why?

Like this is all just a nightmare,

When they wake up everything will be ok.


After awhile the shock goes away, and reality sinks in.


You know their not coming home again.

All of this is so sad.



Jamie Logeston/Whorton ©

8 thoughts on “We all started somewhere

  1. Really, really well done…and thanks for sharing that original work! I didn’t have a clue about life and the issues you addressed when I was 12.

    It has, unfortunately, taken me decades to understand. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much !! Really appreciate it.

      Sometimes I like to go back and compare my older work with my newer ones. And going back and seeing all the misspelled words and how awful most of them were just reminds of how far I’ve come with my writing. And it reminds me that we all had to start somewhere.

      If I remember correctly I was watching a documentary about 9/11 and I just remember how sad it was seeing the families speak about their loved ones who were gone. I was 9 when 9/11 took place and the summer of 2001 I lost my father, he had a stroke at the age of 39. So I guess for awhile I was just trying to gather the concept of death.


      1. You are so right…we all started somewhere, and part of the richness of life, I believe, is being mindful of how our lives progress from that point.

        I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Losing my father several years ago was a very difficult thing for me. I guess, it’s just something that we must accept, and hold the memories close.

        Hope you have a wonderful day my friend.

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      2. Yes definitely..

        I like seeing the progression in my writing. I think its great to go back and see how much improvement I’ve made.
        And also how we progress through life is very neat, at least I think so. To look back and see the differences.

        Thank you. And I’m sorry for your loss as well. You are right about holding the memories close.

        Thanks! I hope you’re having a great day as well !! 😊


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