Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Man I Am

Now ‘ere’ the years have come and gone—
Should I have said: “He is the man I should have been?”
Before my toil undone…?
With more than a half-century yet to go!
Should I have done such a thing?
The man I might have been, would come to haunt me,
       with his candid grin.
Faith and vision, and no betraying sight: to follow the
In desecrated years, relentlessly: maimed and sorry twain!
But well I know, the man I might have been,
Would have been: of rough and ready tears.

No: 4424 (Written: 6-30-2014)