Old Men

Somehow this never got posted during 333

old men have had the time to think about tomorrow
old men know what it’s like to wonder how it ends
stick around too long
everyone you knew is gone
old men feel the hole left by so many friends

old men have had the time to think about what truth is
old men know what it’s like to wonder what to say
they’d like to fix up all the hurt
before they get low in the dirt
old men feel tomorrow creeping into yesterday

and someday when I’m old
I’ll think of all the lies I’ve told
and maybe let go of all the things an old man didn’t know

old men have had the time to think about forgiveness
old men know what it’s like to learn to live alone
they didn’t plan to find
the path that’s now behind
old men feel the thorns of every seed they’ve ever sown

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