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As I Was Walking

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:55 pm
by norman
As I was walking

As I was walking on by
I heard an old man say
"Boy sit down here on this bench,
Let me tell you some tales of yesterday!

When I was young, a long time ago
Trouble would come find me
No matter where I'd go
Someone would stir the fight in me

They would start a fight over
The craziest things it seemed
Some one would get mad
Over what another man dreamed

Boy, I've been in enough battles
Like someone declared war
I might have won most of them
But sure ended up with nasty scars

We all have our battles, boy
Some are from things unknown
But sooner or later, boy
The reasoning will come to be shown

You look like you have a chip
Right there on your shoulder
Best to let go of it boy
It will bring you down like a boulder

Somethings are worth fighting for
Like a loved one or a friend
But choose your battles, boy
For, it could bring you to a bitter end

I'm just an old man, boy
But listen to what I say
For this could be you here
Preaching to someone your way

I thanked him for his wisdom
And I got up to be on my way
When I turned to look back
Had the old man went on his way?

For he was nowhere around
He diappeared into thin air
His words of wisdom I'll keep
Words from an Angel come to rare

Written 7/7/2017 by Norman Hale Jr.