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Below is the poem entitled HEY OLD MAN, SLOW DOWN which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There’s no hurry
The struggle parade has passed
Vain youth is over
I have decided    at last

Those triumphal huzzahs
From favored industry’s brass,
The shatter and stomp,
Are mere crude noises    at last

Let the world rock on
Verbal butchery ignore
The cacophony!
I’ll listen to such no more

There’s no hurry
Save heart, veins, ears from the blast,
Save my sanity
I have decided    at last

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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 9:54:00 PM
    Wisdom indeed. A media blackout does wonders for the sanity. Verse three says it all. Like it, John.

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    Date: 1/19/2014 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My violin teacher said, "Create a beautiful tone, David." Damned if I can find much beauty in hard rock. daver
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 12:12:00 PM
    Great piece, Daver.:) Good to shut down on stuff that doesn't touch you, but the fingers that try to grab you. Hoping all's well with you; we are supposed to pull out of the deep freeze. Poor snowmen will momentarily turn into slushmen. Keep, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:35:00 PM
    love that last part. Sanity must be the one to save above all!! Good one, my friend.

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:28:00 AM
    Oh very good indeed Daver..' I thought to give you a look in, you have been quite 'noticable' by some sort of measure latley L O L... Anyway wishing you and your wife a good new year and anyone else...take care Joe..'

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:48:00 PM
    Daver, no slowing down for you. You know sanity is only a fig of our imaginations... LOL...JK... Love this... The world does rock, and I will keep trying it till I die... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 5:13:00 PM
    Great work Daver. My I make this my New Year's resolution also! My Best, chuck

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 7:44:00 AM
    Simple in it's linear rendering with great depth. I like this very much.Thank you Daver for finding time to go through my 'scribbles'.Realy encouraging...Love..Syam

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:38:00 PM
    At 84 dear poet, I feel for you ! At 56, I have the equivalent; of the drums, trumpets and cheers to render the tender which makes the me run, run, run, from its greeting ! *smiles*.....Though, I do have a 10 year old as you know, and must deal with the uncomfortable plunder 'mongst the both mine ears ! May the New year great you though with the friendship I compose 'mongst these words to you dear poet ! Much love, james