Sunday, December 05, 2010

tossing and turning


oldman,
tosses and turns,
watches the clock,
tries to take stock,
but loses the memories in the clouds of thought,
one day blurs into the next,
moments strung together,
like a frayed rope,
hard to cope,
burning, craving, yearning,
known in youth,
but lost with age,
disappointment and despair,
disappearing into thin air,
calcified bones and a steady pain,
he dreams of being young again,
but he wakes into the early dawn,
a reluctant yawn,
outside the window,
a gentle snow falling,
a gentle voice calling,
from somewhere inside,
through so many years,
through so many miles,
"Time is now,"
...he smiles.

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now a word from The Boss, dedicated to all you wanderers out there.
I was 11 when this song came out. Can you identify the actor that gets pulled onto the stage at the end of the video?


3 comments:

Old Ollie said...

The tired monk is posting this on his fridge...his beer fridge...Courtney Cox - yummy!

Fisheye Lens said...

and a recently cougarized Courtney Cox at that!

Square Corner said...

Time is now! Thought Time was a magazine. Excellent post. Especially liked the line about bones.