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The Old Man

Crooked like an old olive tree
 Heavy from the many years
 Years of wisdom gathered onto his back
 Knowledge of what life can bring

 Age old sadness in those eyes
 Weathered by life's demise
 Beauty in such a leathery face
 World seen by human eyes

 Fragile bones balanced on a shaky hand
 With fingers like a mangrove tree
 A walking stick now his best friend
 One that he'll keep to the very end

 A croaky voice yet so sweet
 Painting picture of youthful days
 Feeling now like ancient ways
 Will he's life footprints forever keep

 Will memories of him fade just like
 the sunset life has planned
 Hoping his eyes will see another dawn
 How feeble life, like a breath of wind

 Nalanti Goosen©2012 
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