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015. An Old Man
JK ( / Crawley)

015. An Old Man

An old man sits
by a roaring fire
roaring with greed
with destruction

A boy comes in to see him
the man looks away
he sends the boy home
noting the tears in his eyes
the rejection

The old man looks out
he sees the boy leave
he settles back again
waiting for the time

The clock chimes
the old man shakes
looking back over
a long happy life
then it ends

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Comments (2)

hmmm? the first four Google results i noticed: =================================== John Brickell - Wikipedia https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brickell John Brickell was abducted by the Delaware Indian Tribe in 1791 at 10 years of age. He resided with Indians for the next 4 years, until the Treaty of Greenville... ‎Life Prior To Abduction · ‎Abduction · ‎Captive Life · ‎Settling In What Is Now ... John Brickell, Natural History https: //amphilsoc.org/exhibits/nature/brickell.htm Exhibit featuring first edition of John Brickell's The Natural History of North Carolina. With an Account of the Trade, Manners, and Customs of the Christian and ... Carolana Explorers - John Brickell www.carolana.com/Carolina/Explorers/johnbrickell.html A native of Ireland, John Brickell (1710-1745) accompanied the future provincial governor, George Burrington, to Edenton, North Carolina in 1724, an event that ... John Brickell - Ohio History Central www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/John_Brickell John Brickell was an Anglo-American captured by the Lenape (Delware) when he was ten, and lived among them for four years. He was born in western ==================== i like the poem though i don't know what it is trying to tell me. bri :) i wonder if there is symbolism in it. i'm not good with that stuff!
Well written, but I felt sad for the boy and the old man as well.