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it’s a given
old people are forgetful
every one says so
most old people will listen
and so they are infected

when one gets older
one naturally slows down
every one says so
most old people will listen
and their minds are infected

these few listened too
deaf beethoven wrote his ninth
einstein listened
verdi – 80 – wrote falstaff
they called it miraculous

the old just wither
they just wait around to die
listen to the crowd
some greats, too were listening
but it’s what they listened to

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