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The Old Man in the Overcoat

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The Old Man in the Overcoat

Goodbye to me, goodbye to you
and goodbye to everything I knew.
And sure enough that sky all grey,
can paint the clouds a'something blue.
And I don't ask no questions about why,
I just float along and let the hands of time
pass me right on by.

And like that time, she float along
and take that moon where it don't belong.
And then the sky turn something darker,
but I still find my way back home.
And i don't ask no questions about why;
I just keep on playing my music and
writing my lullabies.

And now there's evil and there's good,
and things we shouldn't, things we should.
Now I keep gettin' asked the questions,
that I've never understood.
And I don't ask no questions about why;
I just keep my feet beneath me and
eyes up at the sky

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  1. Date: 8/1/2008 6:14:00 AM
    Good morning Chris - wonderful ending to this poem - great job

  1. Date: 7/31/2008 5:44:00 AM
    I am aware this is not grammatically correct. For the record