A Poem For An Old Man.... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i once heard of
a man who spoke to his
when his wife died
during the war
when his only son
succumbed to
an unknown disease

i dismissed the story
as another
unusual imagination
of an Anton
as i was unable to
relate to
said grief

somehow as i aged
i am beginning to remember
said story which
i now think must be true
for i must tell you

i have learned how to
speak to a tree
and even to the sea
and then to
the chair in my room
beside my bed

it is not a story of
another lonely man
i am telling you
with caution for someday
you shall be another
who will learn this trick
in order to live and
be fully alive.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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