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The Old Man in the Park..........follows on from I Cry)

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EagleOne
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since 03-07-2000
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Between a laugh and a tear...


0 posted 04-13-2000 07:52 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for EagleOne

The old man sits there day after day
Just waiting, watching, as the world goes by
Always he's been there, not known too well
Just a nod of the head, a quick G'Day

Dreams of days past, very different then
Young man, young wife, seemed a lifetime ago
Has no regrets, yes he lived hard, but well enough
Dreams and promises, just memories now long since gone

Children playing upon the grass
Oblivious to the troubles of the world
The lovers walk by hand in hand
Laughing, smiling, they see only each other

The workers there now, they come and go
Trying to stop the urban decay
Traffic flows by in a steady stream
Noisily, choking all with the fumes

As darkness creeps, bathes him in an eerie light
Street lights on, shadows fall all around
Across the road the girls slowly appear
Old and young, sad to see some quite new

The drunks, punks, and gangs they roam
Seek and destroy what comes their way
He hides and sleeps now as best he can
Sad now to think this park his home


About a park near where i once lived, in Newcastle, the old man is symbolic of all the "old men"  but everything else is all to real today.


 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
© Copyright 2000 E.T. Meehan - All Rights Reserved
Danny Holloway
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Tulsa, OK


1 posted 04-13-2000 09:35 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Liked your poem.  Well written.  I wrote a similar one called "Homeless" a few months ago that was about a guy i know that lived under a bridge and roamed the streets by day.
Anyway, good job with yours.

 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

hoot_owl_rn
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Glen Hope, PA USA


2 posted 04-13-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

nicely done  
Martie
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3 posted 04-13-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Very well done!  Funny, I wrote one similar and I believe with the same name--I'll have to look for it.
EagleOne
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4 posted 04-13-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Danny....thanks, sad to say that one doesn't have to look too hard to find the insperation behind works such as these.

Hoot....words of praise and encouragement from from one so talented is humbling, but welcomed.    

Martie.....thankyou, I would love to see it. I stuggled to find a title for this, still not happy with this one but it seemed to fit best.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

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Butterflies_dont_cry
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5 posted 04-14-2000 10:17 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

You already know I love this one
as it brings back memories from
my childhood that I hadn't taken
out and looked at for a long time.
But I needed to shout out once again
BRAVO!!!!!!
**Angel Wing Hugs**



 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

EagleOne
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6 posted 04-14-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Butterfly..ssssshhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! You'll wake the neigbours...LOL I am glad that I was able to awaken those memories for you.  I see it as good memory!  

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
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