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When I am bent with the vintage of the years
A stick-man having lived my dissipation through
I will be as the bough of an ancient tree.
What once was a twig
Will resemble a branch of an Old Sequoia.
I will stand tall and straight if only in my mind
My grandfather's mole in mind and the wreckage of
Years past covered with moss and tears and blessedly 
Like the plans of other mice and men 
My plans have gone 
Astray - and 
I have rejoiced in the most mundane.

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  1. Date: 5/17/2013 2:10:00 PM
    Gary This is so full of native wisdom. It has a pulse that beats across the page this is your niche Love Carole Cookie Arnold ps there is nothing wrong with you poetry is written to be enjoyed

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Nicely written. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Nice poetry congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:28:00 PM
    I love the way you rejoice age, Gary, you did well in Susan's "AGING" contest. Congratulations:-) take care~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this in depth aging experience. Love, Joyce