Treasure Island

Thad Wilk


When An Old Man Dies ~


The old man he is an archive
holding records of past history.
They are kept alive and survive
in his memory. There to share
with you and me, from his
wondrous library.

In the depositary of his mind these
treasures are abound. And in the
flames of death. When an old man
dies; a library burns down.

In the waning embers. The cost, if
not passed on. These records of
wisdom are then forever lost ;
when he is gone...

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Submitted: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Edited: Sunday, October 18, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (10/18/2009 9:00:00 AM)

    i find a Thad there different thudding like an inspired wave on the philosophical shore lines...wise and truthful words Thad...i loved them...10 (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (10/18/2009 1:58:00 AM)

    ... in
    the flames of death. When an old
    man dies....
    ...................................................
    Thad, Is wonderful...Also is necessary, in time to read this unique library - only from heart....... And then he will be immortal...
    All the best,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Deodath Debideen (10/18/2009 1:34:00 AM)

    Very sensitive writing. Seniors are founts of knowledge and experience. Destroy the Deathbringer! I am a senior too! (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (10/17/2009 9:53:00 PM)

    This is amazing to me. I love love love the line 'When an old man dies; a library burns.'
    You are very talented, my friend. (smile) (Report) Reply

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