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  A Younger Man's Clothes
by Tom Hyland
Thursday, January 12, 2006
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Remember the lyrics to Billy Joel's song "The Piano Man"? Well here's my little extension of them.



A Younger Manís Clothes


Copyright: January 12, 2006


Tom Hyland


 


Once I was Dashing and Dapper,
and as one might suppose,
did quite well with the Ladies,
when... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Back then I was trim and slim,
muscular and strong, like all G.I. Joeís,
"Three Squares" a day, with none between,
then... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Up Ďafore the "Crack of Dawn"
did the "Three Sís" after I arose,
calisthenics, then chin-ups, before breakfast chow,
yes, when... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


It was the Fall of Sixty,
Fort Knox, Kentucky, as we stood in rows,
Basic Training was shaping us then,
when... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Plenty of exercise, marching and such,
combat boots, wool socks warming our toes,
"Hup, Hur, Three, Four" -- Cadence Count,
way back then... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


How quickly flew the years,
Blood, Sweat, and Tears -- and sundry other woes,
finally discharged -- Wed, Bed, then a Family,
Ďtwas when... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Wrote many a Poesy about a Rose,
scribbled some runes, tunes, and even some Prose,
captured many a Memory, did it in droves,
composed when... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Daughter and Son raised, and seen through college,
Proud parent of Two, but the marriage did close,
my Love and I just grew apart,
after... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Five years have passed, since the Decree,
danced many a "Jig" and suffered some "Lows,"
Grew "Love Handlesí -- got some Bursitis,
all this since... I wore a Younger Manís Clothes.


 


Two months time --"Thar She Blows!"
Ole Retirement shows, yet everyone knows,
the mind grows younger, when playing back Lifeís
"Shows,"
so, at Sixty-Five -- I STILL WEAR A Younger Manís Clothes !!!


 


POSTSCRIPT


Got me some Dingo Boots,
and a Cowboy Hat,
doiní "Booty Call," shootiní Pool, singiní Karaoke,
thatís where itís AT ---
Gonna find me a Woman,
start a new Life,
Heck, Pardner, maybe even a Wife?


 


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT:


poesyco.bigfoot.com


YíAll Come -- YíHear ?


 


 


 






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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I love the "upbeat" and realistic tone to this poem, Tom. Thank you for sharing your wit. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris
Tom,
Your are a classic! So how is the wife thing going? Lots of applications?
Cynthia
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Go for it!
Missed reading you, dude.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Tom,

Great to see you around here again; I've missed you! Your creative take on Billy's song is fantastic...enjoyed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sue Hess
go for it tom! i chose to get older alone and it works for me but it isn't for everyone...and then, with my kids and grandkids, alone is just a word
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran
well, good luck to you :) excellent write!
Reviewed by J M
You did a fantastic take on Joels song this is wonderful and very creative.
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
I don't know the song, Tom, but I enjoyed this very much.

God bless,

Sandie.
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