ME – OLD NOW

Why cannot I be like other folk, Lord?

So often I cry!

I see an endless multitude go

Laughing, passing by.

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To my brother, I was a dummy,

Could not fix a thing!

He mastered everything that he touched!

But forgot how to sing!

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Although, at times, we did radio,

Sang duets a lot!

Fellows listening back at school

Said that they could not–

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Tell which of us did harmony.

Voices so similar.

Later, then quartets the same

Blending, familiar!

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Dueting the harmony real close!

His voice then got low!

Quartet the answer, bass he sang

Like, going with the flow.

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Later, forty years a Pastor,

Machines he could not forget!

Fixing cars, clocks, sure everything.

Sure, just everything that he met!

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Me?  Old now near everyone has

Passed me up, the dying

Getting nearer, surely I am 94!

Sighing a lot, not crying!

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Why should I cry with heaven so near?

I look up!  Rejoice!  Sing!

My Savior died to redeem me!

Soon I will be with my King!

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Meanwhile, I feel body parts sagging,

Not a lot left of me!

One thing remains still, I can do

Write good poetry!

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(Rodeheaver Hall-Mack & Standard Publishing Co., like it too!

Oh, and Ideals also.)

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The Sam

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