Old Man

May 22, 2011
By Queen-of-Sarcasum13 DIAMOND, South Bellmore, New York
Queen-of-Sarcasum13 DIAMOND, South Bellmore, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one's watching.Sing like no one's listening.Love like you've never been hurt. Live like its heaven on earth." -Mark Twain


I see him walk
With humble grace
Head bowed
Hands folded
He has war medals
In some dusty trunk
Deep in his attic somewhere
Once a grinning youth
With carrot red hair
Hands that held his children’s
Hands that ended his foes
Hands that built planes
Hands that put a single rose
On the grave of his true love
Hands I take, when we walk home
I see a pride in him
A tired man
An undefeated man
Who laughed warmly
When Death knocked on his door
And invited him in for coffee
And a chat
Ice-cream and his dog
A cigarette smoking on the porch
And a smile in the sky
And a rusty old laugh
Echoing around
When we climbed marble stairs
To meet his Savior
In the fresh dawn sky.



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on Jun. 21 2011 at 7:27 pm
Queen-of-Sarcasum13 DIAMOND, South Bellmore, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one's watching.Sing like no one's listening.Love like you've never been hurt. Live like its heaven on earth." -Mark Twain

thank you so much, i was writting it as a tribute to my pop pop

on Jun. 20 2011 at 9:09 pm
TheLemonadeCrusade SILVER, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the whole world, and all there ever will be to know and understand"

this is so beautiful! i love the whole concept behind it..how beyond the surface appearance of your everyday encounters, everyone and everything has a story..soo love it




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