A yester man with yester thoughts

A yester man with yester thoughts

A Poem by Nothing Personal

To an unknown octogenarian

An old man of yester generation
bids goodbye,
May as well be his final one
But all he manages to say is "Hello"
And hello and hello again..

When despair strikes,
look the opposite
think like a hundred minus your current age
and tell stories to yourself,
and to the passenger in your next seat
who could well be Mr. Coelho.

The daughter you may never ever see
will live her life;
happy, sad and tumultous;
like the sudden full moon in a cloudy night,
Werewolf's can play cry wolf all the time.

So what are the yester thoughts of this deprecating man?

"He wishes just more sun on grayish days.
He appreciates rain just as to glamorize the sun further
He hopes for happiness which enlivens and lightens
He expects pain to hit to make happy bubbles even bigger
He prays far too gain to be contending
He seeks a bucket of losses to create illusive profits
And finally showers those extra hellos at the season of goodbye"

Make and break men they say
You will find everything you never need
Grains of salt, puddles of mud and lost resilience
Everlasting hope , unfulfilling dreams and undying self belief
A magic potion, a lady's heart and a child's love
A coping loner, an avid friend and an irresistible lover.

But don't break hearts
Go buy stuff at grocery stores
That way they are way cheaper and far less indelible
You want to create footprints in sand
Not broken castles, I hope.

© Nothing Personal. February 16, 2011.

© 2011 Nothing Personal

Author's Note

Nothing Personal
Mr. Coelho met this man

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. i'd written for someone once and sir hart said "you sing your own heart's song" ... your song is intense and beautiful and moving and humbling ... all at the same time ... but i must add ... that 2011 is the year ... when you'll land in mumbai with your girl ... and em and i will join you and we'll go meet your daughter ... 99% ...

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


much to learn from those who have been around the sun a few more times ...

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this is good. i like it ツ

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