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Why I Wear My Hat Backwards

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Bob's hat feels the same--forward or backward.

"Why I Wear My Hat Backwards"

I wear my hat backwards because,

I’m not so much interested in where I’m going as,

my direction is obvious from where I have been!

When I connect the points from where I have been,

the line points to where I am going!

As I keep my eyes on where I have been,

there is no doubt as to where I am going!

The future has too many distractions,

to divide my goals into too many fractions!

It makes little sense to follow my nose.

Those tempting new scents misdirect my toes!

I know where I’m going

when I know where I’ve been.

That’s why I wear my hat backwards;

my direction is obvious from where I have been!

©2014 Bob Barta

Shoreline resident, Bob Barta (retired teacher) is an amateur photographer and author of practical poems for teens and teachers.

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