What can I do to have more fun? I need to find out.

If you can help point the way, just give a loud shout.

I recall having a lot of fun, but it was a long time ago.

Had lots of kids to play with then, today it’s just not so.

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I used to call up other people, to play any kind of game.

Now I’m too old for that? Today’s world is not the same.

We ran around outside forever, played in the cool grass.

Now we all have to work, or at least need to go to class.

I think it starts with finding others, who think the same way.

And it will involve going outside, taking advantage of a nice day.

So now I’ve made my decision, and I will try my very best.

To start having more fun — make that my personal quest.

J. M. Allen is a longtime Rochester resident. The Post Bulletin publishes poetry by local and area writers every Monday. Send poems to Meredith Williams at life@postbulletin.com.