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Joseph Mayo Wristen - Old Man Rocking In the Chair

Old man rocking in his chair
night taking from the day
tomorrows haze.
This morning his life to bay.
The walk we take
through Alfalfa fields,
rough in wind bent face trees.
A hive of honey,
the leaves falling in the wind
a wet sky the light sun ray shinning
through braided clouds.
In my Grandmother's house
next to the cookie jar,
an old picture of a hen,
and her rooster sitting in the school yard.
Bullet your old Shepherd,
and all those darn cats, 
running in and out of the barn,
while you were milking.
I remember taking,
the old rusty beige urns
down to the creek.
To keep them cold, until the Dairy truck
would come by to pick”˜em up.
Your gaze Grandfather was enough
to dare any of us kids into doing our chores,
of course you knew that.
I really enjoyed 
the rides on your old tractor
and playing Cowboys and Indians,
out in the back pastures.
Setting up ambushes, for my cousins	
when they would come over to play.
The elk
on the west ridge where we hunted
he’s older now, Grandfather;
and you know 
I reckon, you were right.
They don't give a dam.
Good Fishing

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Poet: Joseph Mayo Wristen
Poem: Old Man Rocking In the Chair
Volume: Just a Dancing Bear Looking for a Star
Year: Published/Written in 2000
Poem of the Day: Oct 18 2012

Comment 5 of 5, added on February 10th, 2012 at 3:18 PM.

I love a good ghost story and cinbinomg it with a touch of humour makes it even better. Well done Sir.

Lisa from Netherlands
Comment 4 of 5, added on December 5th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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