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  Old Smelly Men
by J. Allen Wilson
Saturday, July 14, 2007
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Old Smelly Men



The callous wind slips unseen past crags time worn.

Shallow echoes return unto from whence they were born.

Old smelly men by the sea lounge on their long ago dreams.

Albatrosses soar in solitary flight carried aloft by silver moonbeams.


Days come and go swallowing each other and shorn by weary time.

Sands shift on the complacent horizon obscuring life’s delicate line.

Laughter falls like rain upon the faces of those who can’t see.

Sorrow fills buckets of misery by those whose hope did flee.


Cumbersome are these days which draw close to encroaching night.

Paradigms of flawed design impede the structure of wrong and right.

Oh callous is the wind which blows on the pretext that all is well; all is fine.

For still, old smelly men lounge on the lost dreams of another forgotten time.


J. Allen Wilson © 2007 


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Reviewed by D Johnson 7/16/2007
good pen....enjoyed the read.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/15/2007
poignant read
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/15/2007
Speakin' of us'ns, as in you and I again are ya...maybe its time for that monthly shower with soap for you, Al...;) ed
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/15/2007
They play games in the park and open their white shirts to expose the sweat upon their "wife beater" undershirts and they smoke thier cigars and grumble about yesterday. They are characters of living.
very well written.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 7/15/2007
Enjoyed this one immensely!
Reviewed by F William Broome 7/15/2007
I am glad that you wrote and posted this. It's very good, and gives each of us a view of those who were once productive, but are now engaged in the manufacturing of happy hour, after hour, after hour. Not until we get there do we appreciate the soothing and filling meals of memory and recall... even if most of it is an entertaining batch of great lies. And, we ask, "Who the hell cares?"
Thank you for a rare look into older lives. - Bill
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