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Old Men

They used to frighten me
To be around old men
With their backs all bent
Their faces harsh to see
Time's ugly scars etched in
Freckled skin worn so thin.

Their white and thinning hair
And their extra large ears
They look sort of queer
With their bald heads a glare
And canes they use to stand
Held in old bony hands.

So, I spoke to one one day
And then while listening
With eyes a glistening
I was in utter dismay!
To hear the things he'd done
Of his battles lost and won!

We became real good friends
That wise old man and I
And long did I cry
When he met his end
Now, I'm no longer scared
Of old men everywhere!

It's a proper thing anyhow
That I no longer fear
When old men draw near
Because I live with one now
But we never speak, you see
Since that old man.... is me!

                          Timothy I. Brumley

Copyright © Timothy Brumley

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  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:57:00 AM
    Congrats Timothy on "Old Men" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 3:18:00 PM
    Congrats Tim on your featured poem this week on PS my friend...luv..

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 7:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Tim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 9:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Tim on your win in Nikko Palmario's contest "Twist and SHOCK" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 10:01:00 PM
    Oh, this kind of reminds me of my Loon on the lake poem (which I should have entered instead of the one I did for Nikko!) I really like this, Timothy. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:44:00 AM
    Terrific poetry Timothy, I kinda felt the same when I was younger. How our minds work. Many congratulations on your win in Nikko's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Timothy

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 12:18:00 PM
    Congrats Timothy on another big win in the Twist and Shock contest with another brilliant piece.. enjoy your sweet victory today my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 10:18:00 AM
    Congrats, Timothy for being one of my winners :)! You got me wondering and Good twist in the end! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 10:31:00 PM
    Really good, like the sense of humor in this one.

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 6:04:00 PM
    funny, and so real to me also

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 5:19:00 PM
    this has good humor on the opening of the poem, till the ending, enjoyed your write,..p.d.