Old Tom(1972)


Old Tom(1972)

 

Old sot

one more relic

of yet

another era

another war

another time

another place

yankee-doodle-that-paid-the-price

legs now gone

relegated

to a skateboard

morning scats

down the avenue

without failure

to

local gin mill

faithful home, away from home

away from pained realities

drinking away

the last

memories, nightmares, visions, and hopes

future

pissed away

eons back

 

 

I find myself

wandering

some 40+ years back

to an ever graying and fading

place down

mem’ry lane…damned

but now,

can only see you only 

through

the eyes of an eight year old

then blinded

by

my own

innocence,

naivete,

and hopes

 

Old Tom 1972©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(01/05/2014)

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2 Responses to “Old Tom(1972)”

  1. Poignant. Well done.

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