Two Old Men

They come together to discuss Obama’s latest folly.

The price of gas, today’s headlines create conversation.

Reminiscing, rumination the focus of many hours.

Their latest conditions lead to friendly medical advice.

Old so-and-so down the street demands occasional discussion.


Their lives now in twilight, highlighted by these daily visits.

Chats, despite the pressing of time, are interrupted by naps.

Day to day reminders, support will fill their remaining days.

Loves lost to the fates have brought even closer these two old chums.

Widowers and lifelong friends come together to fill a void.


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I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on November 8, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Hey, they’re widowers. Send one my way😎

  2. Well captured……. 😉

  3. Lovely thought of friends coming together at the last for a different beginning.

  4. A @ moylomenterprises

    I love friendships that last a lifetime. Great story here. Have a great Sunday!

  5. Oh, what a lovely picture you’ve painted here!

  6. Thanks John, this goes well with my earlier post “Old Dog Old Man” I hope you don’t mind if I reblog it.

  7. I think I love this so much because I love observing and talking to seniors. You’ve captured an aspect of their lives so nicely in this piece.

  8. You really captured a moment, or rather a series of moments. Moments that are often overlooked by busy people who have not yet reached that stage in their life.

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