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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."

10/12/99

© R. Renée Bembry

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