An Old Man Dies and Sings

An Old Man Dies and Sings

A Poem by Greg Farina

I lie here, never having seen truth,

And now since my lifetime ran

Out, without having sung a tune

‘Cause voice is weak, wit is bland.

But if the songbird does approve

I’ll sing the lament of man.


I spent my time in jail’s one way street,

Where my mother I never saw.

And when the night came upon our step she

Pronounced her hatred for all.

If she ever did love me

It’s a mystery what’s the cause.


I never once saw any sign

That life’s good, and now as I quit

My life, a bird might change my mind

When the feeling is fit.

And if I really hated man

This song makes up for it.


© 2017 Greg Farina



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Wow. Just...wow. Very well penned (no pun intended!). A bird is the ultimate symbol of freedom and weaving it into this is brilliant.

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Greg Farina

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Thank you very much I'm happy you liked it! :)

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Added on August 3, 2017
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Tags: Old, Mother, Love, Death, Bird