JOURNAL ENTRY

7 Aug

When I am old again, I will sit outside on other people’s porches, on other people’s yard chairs; I will take photographs of their neatly manicured lawns with their neatly tended flowers in their wittingly postured pots.

When I am old again, I will laugh out loud and talk with the children who follow butterflies with homemade nets;
and I’ll stop for an espresso at The Perfect Little Shop on the Corner because I can.

When I am old again I will be new, and I’ll do all the things I should have done when I was young;
I’ll dance in the street to the music in my head, and not care who sees; and I’ll ride my Harley back to the time when I could.

So be forewarned, and don’t be shocked when suddenly I am old again, and I decide to sit on your front porch to laugh and sing and dance.

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3 Responses to “JOURNAL ENTRY”

  1. booksandbuttons.com August 7, 2014 at 8:59 p08 #

    What a wonderful poem. When I am old again . . .
    what a concept—thank you.

    • WORDMAN August 8, 2014 at 8:59 p08 #

      Thank you most kindly.

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