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PHJim Poems about Growing Old (100* d) RE: Poems about Growing Old 28 Jan 21


An Old Man's Advice - Vance Gilbert

You ask an old man's advice Son
Well, here's a reasonable place to start
Never pass a bathroom chance
And never trust a fart
Never look for Friday's kiss
With Thursday's broken heart
Pay attention, Son, it's all about love

See the nurses treat me kindly here
As long as I behave
Though I've got on hand on my walker
And one foot in the grave
But I've got this sliver of memory
And with these cataract-covered eyes
I can see this much, it's all about love

So you'd better go romance her
Before she hauls off and flies to France, sir
Or up and dies of cancer
And it's no longer your choice to make

You see, we're living in a world
That just don't give a damn
They'd just as soon kill each other
For being different sons of Abraham
So go set a good example Boy
Common sense is on the lam
Pay attention Son, it's all about love.

So you'd better go romance her
Before she hauls off and flies to France, sir
Or up and dies of cancer
And it's no longer your choice to make

'Cause before you leave this planet
You're bound to get your feelings hurt
They'll misspell your name in granite
When they conscript you to the dirt
So don't let her get away boy
Give a little tug on her skirt
When it comes down to it, it's all about love.


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