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The Old Guy … In My Opinion … #06


The Old Guy … In My Opinion

Old Man


Old man sitting alone in the dark.

What was just yesterday,

Now a long distant memory.

Oh, the past lurks behind all of us.


In silence, rocking endlessly,

Without direction,

Without purposeful intent,

Without a breath of protest.


Old man sitting in the dark,

Watching the parade,

Of unrealized hopes, denied ambitions,

Of dreams that withered and died.


The darkness hides so much,

And can be a Master speaking harshly.

But the light of day whispers promised truth,

To an old man sitting alone in the dark.


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Author: geezer94

I was told by my grandfather that if you are destined to hang you'll never drown. I have never been afraid of water . . .

35 thoughts on “The Old Guy … In My Opinion … #06

  1. Lost for words.

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  2. There are a few of us, rocking away beside you. No worries.

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  3. John, your poems should be published. Absolutely beautiful. It touched me like one other in particular: “Where does she Go”. You have wonderful messages.

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    • Ms Saundra I don’t know if I will ever have enough to put into a book collection. This is the first poem since my Sweetheart passed away nearly three years ago. I don’t think I have the time left to fill the pages of even a modest size book. Thank you for your sentiments. Greatly appreciated. g


  4. The old man who made it this far. I’m so proud of the old man.
    Lovely piece!

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    • The Old Man who made it so far and at times wonders about a world without common courtesy, human decency and treating others as you wish to be treated. Ms eloquent, thank you for your kind words. You are a powerful writer and I enjoy your body of work. Continue unflinchingly and do not others detour you passions. g


  5. One of the most beautiful and touching pieces I’ve ever read.

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  6. Very nice and true

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  7. Love this! Such beautiful words💜

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  8. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    from geezer94

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  9. Serious contemplation…sad…but a vital man with hope for the future.

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  10. Thank you Ms dorannrule …


  11. Reblogged this on Living a Beautiful Life and commented:
    In the mood for a beautifully bittersweet poem? Here’s “Old Man” by John E. Moss.

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  12. Maybe I’m an old man sitting in the dark too, although I find that the dark can be congenial. I like the selfies you’ve included here, and they go so well with your words. Keep thinking of the promised truth. Adrian

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