Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,974 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Old Man's Lament - Poem by Juan Olivarez

I am set in my ways,
So just leave me alone.
Cause I've only a few days,
Until I make it home.

Just gimme my coffee,
Then just walk away.
You don't have to disown me,
I'll just fade away.

There is no more respect,
Like there used to be.
It must be an effect,
Of global warming.

When you get old,
No one cares anymore.
And they get so bold,
As to show you the door.

I never treated my father like this,
I listened to his words.
Till the day he died. he knew my kiss,
It never was a chore.

12/2/10 Alton Texas

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

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