Billy Loving

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1081. The Silent Old Man 10/21/2015
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The Silent Old Man

Body bent and twisted
Gnarled fingers gripping his cane
Face weathered with age
An old man enters the bar
Perching himself upon the barstool
Ordering a drink from the bartender
Silently he sips one after another
As the time ticks away
Glazed eyes staring into nowhere
I watched expectantly
If only, his mind I could read
What magnificent stories would lie within?
Too late, I'll never know
As he wobbles out the door
Disappointedly, I take a gulp
And think of what might have been

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A Lost Love

A luminous full moon fills the sky
While I sit, I sob and cry
A ghastly site
Lies there in the night
My love, no more to be
Her soul, from this world set free

One last walk
As we reminisce and talk

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