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Monday, February 20, 2017

Though Ted Never Talks Of The Past

His wife Kate who died in her late fifties is close to four decades dead
Though Ted never talks of the past but of times of him ahead
And though he will have lived a century of years next year
He does not feel death to him is anywhere near

Ten times a great great grandfather yet he does not feel old
And even in the flu Season he never catches a cold
Though on his life's fifth decade he will soon turn the page
He feels and seems healthier than many a third of his age

Though plainly he has seen a far better physical day
And what hair he has left on his balding head is silver gray
With anti aging creams or a hairpiece he never hides time's decay
He is what you see of him one surely can say

He has had a few lovers but they too have died
And though it is obvious time is not on his side
He does not seem unhappy living on his own
He will tell you of him good times ahead and a good life he has known

At ninety nine of him one can say his best years are in the past
But for one of his years he can walk rather fast
And i am not saying anything that is new
When i say that the Teds of the World are quite few.
Francis Duggan
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