Francis Duggan


The Young Man And The Oid Man - Poem by Francis Duggan

A difference in thinking between one of eighty and one of twenty three
The old man and the young man look at life differently
The young man looks forward to decades ahead
But the old man knows he soon will be with the dead
The old man always tired sits at home every day
And the biological clock on his life it keeps ticking away
His only life ambition now is to live for as long as he can
And die without pain as a very old man
The young man he dreams of success in his life
Healthy children, a new home, great job, new car and a beautiful wife
The old man and his old wife at each other swear
The mutual love they enjoyed it is no longer there
The ambitious young bloke he is full of elan
But the same cannot be said of the weary old man.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009



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