Jim Boone

(March 24,1937 / McKinney, Texas)

There Comes A Time


If one lives long enough
To enter the sage-stage
Of life on the planet Earth
When physical illnesses
And mental stillness will
Have to be dealt with.

Somebody knows the troubles
We all have seen/experienced,
And nobody, if they are smart,
Not in the rehab business, or
Honest on any level, cares,
Except a friend and family.

That’s life, that’s what the song says:

In most cases, old/old acquaintances
Should be forgot. Themes to an old
Times cadence get in the way of the
here and now, and that’s what longevity
Is all about: Alphie..............

With a lot of acquaintances and a friend
Or two, if we’re still here, at an advanced
Age, there is still a place and a purpose
For us, so slow down, don’t be movin’
Too fast, but keep on going at your
Own pace, until there comes a time
To depart Mr. or Ms. Bones and
Listen to a Soul/Spirit “Yee-haw”!

“In that great getting’ up morning,
Halle lieu, halle lieu” ... somebody
Say amen. “Amen! ! ! Amen! ! ! ”

2013

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013
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  • Valerie Dohren (8/23/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    Not quite there yet, but well on the way - love the musical references. An enjoyable read..... Amen! ! ! (Report) Reply

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