Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

We Wither On The Vine - Poem by Stanley Cooper

The universal progression
That nature plans ahead
Is life's natural compression
To which we all are wed

This predictable decline
Occurs as we are agin'
Grapes too long upon the vine
Evolve as wrinkled raisins

With luck we reach a ripened-age
We toast and drink good wine to
With luck we reach our wrinkled stage
Like grapes upon their vines do

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2005

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