This poem touched me. I am writing my memoirs and so often remember my younger years. Yet now I am older and still dream of happiness and times of joy and peace and respect for me as an old man. I hope you enjoy this reblog. Blessings!


“Old Man” by Keith Garrett
Who he was did not matter to me as each day i passed his way,
On a porch swing or rocking chair he would read or listen to the world.
I gave him a smile in which he replied with a smirk from his face,
Who are you whom sits in the morning sun thinking thoughts never done.?
I am a man but once a child running from sunrise till dusk, i am a man,
I’ve seen the years and have done many things in my time, once full of energy.
‘Old man’ on your porch is sitting there all that you do, tell me your story,
Are you waiting to die as each day you grow weary from nothing at all.
You are much younger than i as there was a day when i too looked like you,
What makes you think that i…

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6 thoughts on “” OLD MAN”

  1. This is a great share… having recently completed my memoirs and having had them edited I am nearing publication… which believe it or not frightens me a little… the writing was easy, the memories on days flowed and others didn’t but the end result feels like a great accomplishment… so good luck on that my friend…

    • Thank you Bulldog! It is amazing once you start nudging the old brain how many memories begin to surface. It is a lot a lot of fun, however, and they keep on coming! Thanks for your friendship!

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