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Apples bananas pears and peaches

Tell us old man what you got to teach us?

Turtles crawl and pigs don't fly

Ollie's in free and so am I

Apples bananas pears and peaches

Tell us old man what you got to teach us?

Clouds are up in the atmosphere

But my old bones are stuck down here

All that's old one time was new

Fresh and clean like the morning dew

Full of life and fire and charm

Living high and keeping warm

Apples bananas pears and peaches

Tell us old man what you got to teach us?

Youth is wasted on the young

I'm old with songs yet unsung

Spirits going where they will

Stuck in fleshly, earthen shells

Learning isn't what we do

We die and we fail to renew

Apples bananas pears and peaches

You got some hollerin' and some screaches

Why are you so down old man?

I'm sitting out here with a frying pan

Biscuits, griddle cakes coffee bacon

All these things that I am makin'

I hope that you do better than me

I'm ready to go now one two three!

Apples bananas pears and peaches

Old man what you have to teach us?

Giving out and giving in

And trying to avoid your sin

Give it all away my son

Because you can't keep it when you're done!




copyright (C) 2012 christopher w neal all rights reserved

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Chris- I am not usually one for light or humorous verse, but i think I like this. And of course there is a serius and sobering message at the end that we would all do well to remember. Nice work. SHARING.


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Thank you! I was a little unsure of this one, the feedback is nice!

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