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The Unspoken

The old man stopped his battered car at
a beauty spot’s parking lot, divorced and 
his possessions now were cloths in 
a shopping bag and his old car.
It was early Monday morning, but some
middleclass fool, on his way to work,
had seen him and called the police, 
(lone men are often called tramps and have few rights) 
a patrol car came and an officer told him to move on; 
the old man sighed and without irony said:
 “It’s a wonderful world.”
The officer, who had kind eyes, looked
surprised, but nodded in agreement.
The old man drove off. 
And as the worn out car disappeared 
into the new day, 
it struck the officer that he had seen his own future.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Wow does that sting, Jan. Lots wish they'd know that then.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 4/12/2013 10:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    young people never see themselves as old I didn´t it was just there entering without knocking