For Your Past Are You One

For your past are you one who has never shed tears?
As you thought of old friends in the now long gone years
With them you played football in a town far away
Have you ever wondered about them where they might be today?
Since you left the Hometown you must go back in time
On your twenty first year and quite close to your prime
Your oldest grandchild has a daughter of three
And you are not the man that you once used to be
The boys and girls you grew up with them do you recall?
They too like you are well into their life's Fall
Some of them their remains in cemeteries lay
Whilst some like you from the Hometown live far away
Whilst some in the home-place are growing old today
Their children in mid life showing their years in gray.

by Francis Duggan

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