Old Man Dead
A Poem by R. Renée Bembry
One could only wonder if this man is too old to play a children's game since he acts and talks as if he has little energy. When a guy is so old that he admits to being inflexible, why would kids coax him to play along in the first place? Well... Perhaps it's because children can be quite tricky when a man practically acts if he is dead.
"Old Man Dead"
I was sitting at the park
One bright sun shiny day
When three young boys
Walked up to me
And asked if I would play
Said I, "I'm rather old you see
My legs are stiff not limber
My arms are tight
My muscles ache
My bones crack and they hinder."
I cannot yell
I have no voice
You must select
A better choice
For who's to play your game with you
Perhaps someone with energy
The boys giggled before they sighed
Then laughed so hard
I thought they'd cry
At last they stopped and said to me,
"That makes you perfect, Mr. C."
In this here new game
'Old Man Dead'
You're ideal for the corpse we dread
Go over there beneath the trees
Lie down and then try not to breathe."
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This Indiana Jones game features scenes from Harrison Ford movies Raiders of the Lost Ark,
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