Win Gray


Old Man Stanny - Poem by Win Gray

Old man Stanny was as old as Rome
He told us he was once a rover
And that he had a woman as beautiful as Mona Lisa
A Delilah, who he left him for Uncle Sam

He told us stories about many battles he fought
Against nature and man
He, always the victor, except once
When his opponent blindsided him
And gave him the blow from behind with a metal pipe to the head
He survived
But never found the coward, calculating culprit

He told us stories of a life as a hermit
And his dreams of being an animal whisperer
To the wildest animals, especially the black bears
Yes he was a dreamer, the same way he was a rover

But he was strong like Samson
And so he did too, in his older years, loose his sight
But he never lost his strength
Like he fought his whole life,
He tried to fight death
Like the culprit did, he was blindsided
By the injection put in his vein by Dr. Kane.

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2015



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