WHO COULD HE BE?

 

WhoCouldHeBe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing by a store window today,

I saw a strange man looking at me.

Old and gray, he had nothing to say.

I thought to myself, “Who could he be?

 

He was dressed like me from head to toe.

It shocked me to see him standing there.

I raised my arms to see what he’d do.

He did likewise with a chilling stare.

 

Each movement I made, he did the same.

Why was this old man toying with me?

Was he just playing a silly game?

I thought to myself, “Who could he be?

 

I moved to and fro and turned around.

Each time I looked at the window there,

He was mocking me without a sound.

I grew tired of his stare and gray hair.

 

Then I felt something so very odd,

As if I had been stung by a bee.

It was then I gave him a slight nod,

For I saw clearly, he was just me.

 

I walked away feeling somewhat sad,

For no longer am I a young man.

Years have drifted past, but I’m not mad.

I’ll keep on doing the best I can.

 

Yes, my days are numbered, that’s for sure!

Some things were not meant for me to do.

But through all I have had to endure,

There is nothing I wish to undo.

 

Before I leave, here’s some thoughts for you.

You may be young at this point in time,

But some day your hair will be gray too.

Give your best in life while in your prime.

 

For those who have danced through life like me,

Have no fear for there’s much you can do.

Keep pushing hard and you will soon see,

Some have been blessed by just knowing you.

 

Tom Tatum – Author – 2016

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4 responses to “WHO COULD HE BE?

  1. Betty Rowland

    Tom, this was good. Did you write it? Poet and I didn’t know it!!!
    Hanging on,
    Betty

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    • Thanks, Betty! Yep, the one and only! Taking a break from writing novels and short stories to attempt something a little different. It’s been a long time since those old school days of writing poetry. With regard to “hanging on”, I still have more questions than answers. Feel like I’m on the outside looking in and just trying to cope day-by-day—it’s not easy. Love ya, Tom T.

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  2. Claire Sprouse

    Nice, Tom!

    Hope y’all are well! Another year is flying by, isn’t it?

    I still haven’t figured out retirement….too busy!

    Have a fabulous summer!

    Best,

    Cookie 843-421-3580

    Sent from my iPad

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