Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

Old Men


People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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