In Memorium: Archie John Bodo (1909 to 2003)
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When I was young, my slippers
I could kick my heels clear
over my head.
As I got older, my slippers
But I could dance the whole
Now that Iím old, my slippers
I walk to the corner and
puff my way back.
The reason I know that my youth
has been spent,
My get up and go has got up and went.
But I donít mind, as I think with
Of all the old places my get up and go
So I get up each morning and
dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the
If my name is missing,
I know Iím not dead.
So I eat and good breakfast and
go back to bed.
Archie Bodo As recited March 20, 2002
Lean not toward me, now.
Rather, turn, nod, and from sadness refrain.
Recall on which side I once was, and where you still abide.
Turn and nod, and remember. Then go.
We shall meet again, in time, on the other side.
(C) 1998 Roger W. Bodo
The People's Poet TM