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Old Geezers Two

Updated on February 3, 2017
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Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

Gazing at lake's white sheen
Gazing at lake's white sheen | Source

Just look at these wrinkled geezers staring at lake's white sheen
Never laughing. Never turning. And never batting an eye.
Oh, they are frisky as a young doe in the spring
And sometimes they giggle as if life has lost its zing.

Hey, old geezers! How many hours straight have you sat
Looking maybe at grand kids, Molly, Bruce, and Tat?
12 hours you say? That's half a day how do you do it I ask?
Winking, thinking that no one sees you sit on this gruesome task.

Old geezers, once a leader of men and fine wine by sight
Monies made, your love was a May Day Parade
You are still holding hands and man, what a very rare sight.
Old geezers now look at clocks hands slowing to right.

Your grand kids are now adult or do you see that fact?
Your own hair ne'er grows and matching sweaters stay intact.
Wish I had your patience, old geezers friends of mine
I would study medicine, maybe law to keep a bully in line.

But you, old geezers two, have taken my days for watching you
Sit and sit and stopping just to spit. Are your pains old or new?
My, my, what do your children say to your backs?
Our parents' lives are stale, short of cash and always suffer lack.

Staring old geezers, now I pity you with compassion sure
It's been two days or do you care to know?
Old geezers still moving like Vermont sap
Slowly, surely, not twitching a limb or lap.

Guess we will all stay with you old geezers two
In the days we've sat here watching, admiring you.
We all feel so sure that you are not human you see?
If you were, you'd spring up and have a joyful spree.

Old beggar man and woman etching circa 1628
Old beggar man and woman etching circa 1628 | Source

© 2017 Kenneth Avery

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      Louise Powles 2 months ago from Great Yarmouth

      That's a lovely poem, and love the images too.

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      RoadMonkey 2 months ago

      Amazing etching at the end. I feel more and more like these old geezers but you have to keep moving if you don't want to join them!

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      Sakina Nasir 2 months ago from Kuwait

      I love this poem and I salute your imagination and technique. Amazing job! *Pats your back* :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      That is just the thing you express so well. That as long as you are living you have to keep moving, doing and loving life.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sakina :)

      "Thank you sincerely for your kind and much-appreciated comments."

      "I Value You and the rest of My Wonderful Followers so much."

      Peace.

      Write soon.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, CoffeeQueen!

      Your input was not only Appreciated, but Needed.

      You are a Wonderful Blessing to me.

      Write me anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      RoadMonkey,

      Hello! I have to, respectfully, disagree with your comment

      about "these geezers" always moving and staying alive.

      I doubt that you are a geezer. Or old.

      Thank you for stopping by and write me anytime.

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      RoadMonkey 2 months ago

      Hi Kenneth, I am not a geezer, as I am not male but I am certainly old.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      RoadMonkey,

      That is fine by me. But at my age, 63, I am certainly in no position to label any one young or old. We ARE alive. That is very relevant.

      I am glad too.

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      MizBejabbers 2 months ago

      So stated by judgmental young farts. They'll sing a different tune when they become "old geezers". When you get my age, it hurts to move fast, especially after that devastating bus wreck I was in.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      MizBejabbers,

      I am so sorry for how you feel. And I am equally sorry about

      the wreck you were in. I know that you hurt.

      Please accept my best feelings for you.

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      John Ward 2 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      I can empathize with the old geezers. Though very seldom sit still and gazing but fully ,the images as presented. So, from this (Old Geezer) a great and enjoyable poem. Loved it.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, my Dear Friend, faith-hope-love,

      Comments like you left is THE reason that I am on HubPages. Not as much for the pay-out, honestly, I can buy groceries with that, but making Wonderful Followers like yourself happy, that rates #1 with me.

      Much Peace to You, My Good friend.

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