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The Wiseman of Digby Nova Scotia

T'was a dismal night in Digby as I wandered 'bout the town.
Searching for a cubbyhole where I might lay me down.
I gazed into a window in a shop down by the bay,
The haggard man reflected took my laboured breath away.

The tattered clothes that covered him were rumpled and askew,
His wrinkled face unshaven, with sunken eyes of blue.
Down by the wharf I found a meal of fish flakes laid to dry,
I chewed upon a mouthful and laid me down to die.

Don't grow old alone my friend,don't cast your friends aside.
Don't die alone and homeless, because of stubborn pride.
Hold tight to those who've loved you, don't judge and criticize!
My final words I'll offer you:
"We're to long stupid and too late wise"
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Posted: Oct 2012
About this poem:
I guess I'm beginning to feel my age creeping in upon me.
I seem to be reflecting on life a little differently
than I did not so many years ago.

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Comments (5)

Redex
dont we all snowytop. One more chapter one more door opens to adventures.applause I will go out on an adventurepeace yay
Liked your poem though idea now I think up another adventuregrin
snowytop
laugh
Enjoy your adventure Redex.
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teddybear
Odette67
Don't grow old alone my friend,don't cast your friends aside.
Don't die alone and homeless, because of stubborn pride.

Excellent poem. purple heart
snowytop
thanks Odette.I'm pleased that you gave me a purple heart. It's like a gold star on my " Chores list " when I was a kid.
Gold stars were worth a nickel. Red stars were worth 3 cents,and blue 2 and silver 1. I always seemed to end up with a quarter at the end of the week.I think it was rigged now that I'm older and think about it. rolling on the floor laughing Have a wonderful day !
Ladybee42
Snowytop, I imagine you have many laughter lines on your face and that is a very good thing, as long as you can laugh at yourself and life you'll be fine. comfort

thumbs up purple heart purple heart
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