Someone To Grow Old With

I’m getting old
And sometimes old means lonely
And sometimes in the still of the night,
When locked in the silence of my homely room
I settle in lonely and write.

I write about things…
That annoy me.
And sometimes they’re humorous too.
But this lonely old man must at last play his hand…
And come clean about what makes me blue.

Late at night I sometimes…
Wake from dreaming.
And reach out for someone who’s not there.
Sad memories of arms that once held me so tight
And then vanished like mist in the air.

Now the years just fly by …
Without meaning.
I’ve become a real goody but oldie.
I’m wrapped in my humor but not wrapped too tight.
Ah, just to wrap up with someone who’ll hold me.

Now, my grandchildren…
Sure are a comfort
And my kids, well, they’ve sure made me proud.
But at times I just drink down profound loneliness.
All to keep me from screaming out loud.

Golden years wouldn’t be…
Such a bad thing.
As my life sort of reads like a myth.
I just wish I’d been able to hold on to someone…
To re-read that long story with.

No blame but my own…
Can be cited.
For in truth, I am careless it seems.
But the sound of the sunset has lately been breathing,
“Come home, lonely man”, in my dreams.

I really have no…
Angst or anguish…
About riding that last evening tide.
But it’s sad not to have someone loving to say…
“Go ahead, while I wait by your side”.

I just want someone…
To grow old with.
A lady who’s up to the task.
Who’ll share with me age’s fond memories and more.
But it seems that’s just too much to ask.

So I’ll go it alone…
If I have to.
And go out with a joke on my lips.
But I’d much rather sit with my old lady love…
On the porch swing and wait just a bit.

And so in the end…
Fate delivers…
Whatever the parcel may be.
But if I have a say, I might kneel down and pray…
For that someone who’ll love only me.

Someone To Grow Old With

George Yesthal

Brodheadsville, United States

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