Theme: Life


by Jan Oscar Hansen
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Old age is a strange time, you have no future and tend
to look back to what was a dream.
How long does old age last?
My wife and I are closer than ever, but are we clinging
to a life buoy of eternity?
I look at her, she has problem walking, looks at me
and we both think the same.
So used to you are to each other's strengths and weaknesses,
how is she or he going to survive?
We have come to a point where our arguments are
a declaration of love.
The coward I am, I hope to go before her, I can’t cope
with the aftermath that can cause
resentment that will fester for another generation.
And in the early mornings, I touch a warm body listening
to her gentle breath, glad to be alive.


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