Sooner or later
Behind the times
Have you ever been a Has-Been?
Passé? Past your prime?
Out of date? Démodé?
I’m a Has-Been
But I’m happy
To have been what I has been.
As a retired teacher who has fled the US and is now living in Spain, and as someone who has until now eschewed most forms of social media, I am belatedly beginning to create an online presence.
To that end, I am using this WordPress website to archive some of my miscellaneous non-academic writing. I hope that some of my friends and former colleagues may enjoy this collection, which consists mainly of political editorials, light-weight essays, and silly poems. I also post here the latest version of my US History textbook, Key Moments in American History.
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6 thoughts on “Has-Beens A Poem”
I love it!
Better to be a “has been” than a “never was.” Good work, Murray. I’d appreciate if you kept me on your news letter list. I don’t usually comment, but I do read your stuff. — ernie
Thanks, Ernie! That means a lot to me, coming from a “real” (and really great) writer! I don’t know how to sign up people for notification about what I post here, but I’ll look into it!
Haha. Great Murray. Does that make you a human been?
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Thanks Jeff. Yes, when repeated so much “been” becomes a funny-looking word. I’d rather say that I’ve been a Big Ben!