All That's Left of the Old Man, Spoken Word and Poem

All That's Left of the Old Man, Spoken Word and Poem

A Poem by Pryde Foltz
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It is what comes from being rooted in one spot too long ...

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All That's Left of the Old Man


Listen ...





there’s an eerie whine

under the rustle

the leaves given voice

the oak playing tricks


old men and their love of unnerving

the young and unsuspecting


it is what comes

from being rooted

in one spot for too long

boredom sets in

something wicked

              this way comes


the wind abets

his evil ways

grants an alibi

by pointing a finger

at his next of kin


but has the old man ever asked

who is really in charge

instead, he insists

no pictures, please


the oak hides in the shadows

but I have him in my focus


click, click, click


time now to retire

from the coming storm


the wind blows

a little too hard

             and it’s done


all that is left of the old man

his soul and wicked ways

is a captured photograph


All That's Left of the Old Man is published in Monsters, Avatars, & Angels available on amazon.com and through your local bookstores and libraries.






© 2019 Pryde Foltz


Author's Note

Pryde Foltz
Monsters, Avatars, and Angels contains the short story series Demons, Harlots and Crones, which follows two generations of the Demeere family and its legacy of spite and envy. Included in the series is Demon in High Socks; Holler it out with Lemonade; the Old Lady, Her Plymouth, and Cockroaches; Sex in a Pan; and the Fire Crone and Stone Harlot. Also within its pages are more than a hundred poems exploring the darker side of human nature and its undeniable conclusion. Two Orphan Sparrows, the Devil is a DJ, the Last Striptease, Up From the Roses, and many more titles are found within. Ultimately Monsters, Avatars, and Angels asks the reader to look at the darkness found within herself and by facing it, perhaps go beyond.

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Boredom is the bane of old age and the imp of all the ages. I grew up with mountain folks who truly knew how to terrify an innocent child with grisly tales. I never thought of any of them as "wicked" though. Perhaps they were a bit wicked but no worse than the brothers Grimm. The only wicked old man I remember was perhaps the town drunk who haunted the local woods and staggered the back roads. This was nicely portrayed and well written. I enjoyed. Bless.


Posted 6 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Fabian. Indeed ... I think here at least, wicked can be thought of as in a playful tone. .. read more
Remind me to never let you take my picture... please:) Oh and by the way if you see my roots would you tell them I said hello. they tend to travel a bit and I can never find them... in truth, they are sorta annoying and I'm thinking they feel the same of me:) nice nice lines to be Pryde of

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Haha ... Thanks, Robert. That would make a good short story wouldn't it. The photographer who can ki.. read more
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DAH
Love this "to get old" theme.

Beautifully presented and nicely played!

Bravo,
DAH

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Dah:)
Excellent reading! ✍🏻

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Denise:)
Very deep and to the point of a life shouldnt had been. I have missed your words very much.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thanks so much, TP:)
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7 Months Ago

Welcome Pryde
The whine in your first line was me, creaking and groaning as i got up from the bench beside the tree, knowing my roots, although aged, make sure i dont travel too far. Then i sat down again and built myself up to trying to move again, while dreaming of retiring, to bed, just as soon as i get over the exertion of trying to get my butt off that bench 😀


Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Haha ... getting late here too. I am thinking you know the way. Thanks so much for the read and comm.. read more
So much flows through the mind after listening to your voice and absorbing the words and mood. I'm left with a sorrow, perhaps because I'm closer to an old oak than others. I think of the knots, broken and bare branches and exposed roots.. and the constant upward reaching into the boundless sky. I suppose when the feet are permanently planted, the spirit still lives, even if it grows old and bitter. Exceptional work, words written and spoken.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thank you, RE. I love that oak too. There is something to be said for a survivor:)
Pip

7 Months Ago

You're welcome, Pryde. Your poetry is a true joy.
So great to see writing from you again, and you conjured up quite a mind altering piece. So many things can be taken from this. I think of the phrase "Idle hands are the devil's worksop." When we get complacent we can get bored and that could make us restless, and that can lead to doing stupid things.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

You said it. Imagine always having to stand in the same place all the time:) No wonder the tree has .. read more
A wicked old man personified as the tree perhaps, whatever it is it reads as an extraordinary novel poem, stylish muse indeed. Kudos!

Nice to read from you again....plz pleez do review/ comment/ write your thoughts under my newest poem too titled, ' sing a song of Taj Mahal.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Zaynab:) I almost always return reviews. I will be over there shortly:)
lol,we get old and set in our ways i guess

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

We do indeed. Thanks, Ron:)
 wordman

7 Months Ago

you`re welcome

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