Senior Blogs > Speedkinger's blogs > Charles the Lion-Hearted
Charles the Lion-Hearted Sort by:
Members Only
Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 02:02 PM

       ​        ​   Charles the Lion-Hearted

 

He's 95, lives in a larger two story house.

they want to send me to a rest home.

"hell", I tell them , "this is my home"

 

He speaks of his grandchildren.

He's outlived his children.

He visits his wife who's also 95.

she's in a rest home.

"She looks great,

but she doesn't know who I am." 

 

He lives on bacon, tomatoes, and breakfast cereal.

He lives on a steep hill.

Used to take his little dog for walks.

The dog died.

 

He walks alone now,

straight-backed, carrying an oak cane.

He's 6 foot two, lean, jocular, imposing.

 

"They can't wait for me to die,

they want my house and money,

I'm gonna live just to spite them."

I see him in his room upstairs

at night watching tv or reading.

 

He was married longer than most men live.

He still is only she doesn't know she's married.

He sits in his room on top of nine

and one half decades neither asking nor giving mercy.

 

He is an ocean of wonder,

he is a shining rock.

Quick of mind, so quick.

 

When death comes for him it should be ashamed.

 

I so want to see that light burning in the upstairs window!

When it goes dark it will be another world

not quite so magic, not quite so good

When it goes dark.       ​        ​        ​        ​        By Charles Bukowski      ​        ​         Left click pix to read

 

       ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​        ​   House Rules #2

 


Members Only

Brought to you by Speedkinger
Like Reply / add comments Quote | Report Bookmark and Share
Follow - email me when people comment
Members Only
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 04:09 PM

It is satire. A joke. Funny musings. Humor.


Members Only

Brought to you by Speedkinger
Like Reply / add comments Quote | Report Bookmark and Share
Members Only
Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 04:03 PM

Who drinks on Sundays?

Debbie


Like Reply / add comments Quote | Report Bookmark and Share
Follow - email me when people comment