Hindsight is 20/20 – Light and Shade Challenge – 8/27/2015

Light and Shade Challenge
         Light and Shade Challenge

The quotation is: Hindsight is 20/20*


Hindsight is 20/20
written by Teresa Dean Smeigh
copyright August 2015

Jack and Jill both quit school.
Neither thought they’d be a fool.

Jill became a mother soon after.
Jack hung himself from the rafter.

Jill was lost without Jack.
She never considered her lack.

Hindsight is 20/20 Jill soon found out.
She had no skills because she dropped out.

She went onto the Welfare role.
She never considered being on the dole.

Jill met John and soon they got married.
Had another child and found herself harried.

Going back to school became her dream.
She was finally getting an education it would seem.

Jill was lucky she met John.
Luckily he wasn’t an ex-con.

Another child was soon on the way.
Her education got put off for another day.

John soon left her for someone else.
3 children, no education and not much else.

Jill now learned that hindsight was dear.
She should’ve stayed in school that was clear.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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2 Responses to Hindsight is 20/20 – Light and Shade Challenge – 8/27/2015

  1. Tara R. says:

    A life lesson in verse, nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

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