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Just Let It Be

La Vie en Rose

Heads in the Sand?

If I've Learned Anything!

Silver Bullet

The Path We Choose

A Soldier's Integrity

What is that Sound?

Back in the 50's Tonight!

A Red Rose

Golden as Gold can Be!

Robin Fly Away

You See!

The Demise of the Old Cowboy

What Will I Miss?

Ode to Christian "Kiki" Fenot

Bobby and Me

The Highwayman

*Let My Spirit Soar*

C'est La Vie

Les feuilles mortes

Before Destiny takes me!

The Hanging Tree

Lost in Time

The Golden Years?

Beyond The Shadows

A Soilder

Ode to an Old Cowboy Poet named....Jack

Our Flag!

Come on Down!

For The Principles of the Red White and Blue

When it's All Been Said and Done

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Age Old Thoughts

It’s a dreary day,
a steady cold drizzle falls.
A chill in the air, for sure
winter’s early call.

All alone again, as darkness sets in.
It’s only four o’clock, but it feels
like seven. No place to go, nothing
to do, maybe read a poem or two,
then I guess to bed about eleven.

There I go again, talking to the
slow creeping shadows on the wall.
I wish they could talk back, for the
worst is the silence. It’s so loud
it hurts my ears when it starts to call.

Maybe I’m just feeling sorry for myself,
unwanted tears, brought on by my aging years.

What more can I expect, life slows and
the shine of it all no longer glows.

All the questions have been asked and
the answers are always the same.
So I guess life is just a time
related game.

For everyone I’ve ever known,
I’ve forgotten their names.
At eighty seven, it’s about
time I look to heaven.

Struggle, strife, sickness then death.  
I’m so tried, O’ Lord how much longer
do I have to wait to take my last breath?

With my life behind me,
God forgive…
If I sound ungrateful
is that all there is?

Jackie R. Kays

Reader please note: This is not a self portrait.
I’m not eighty seven ….Yet…smile.

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