CMW (May 3,1946 / Manhattan, Kansas)

Old Men

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

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Beautifully written. Enjoy all of your days to the fullest. Do the things that you enjoy doing. For life is short and can't be bought. Very inspiring.
Going by what you say in your poem, ....I want to add here that I've enjoyed my youth...and intent on enjoying the older autumnal years...and why not? ? On the bonus side, I can continue enjoying in Heaven....after this earth. So, its win-win all the way..! ! ! Thanks for your beautiful write.... Cheers. Subroto