LITTLE BOY BLUE

 

Little Boy Blue, why do you cry?

Your house is warm, your feet are dry.

Little Boy Blue, why do you weep?

Mother cradles you, little boy, to keep

away the vagaries, of a tortured mind,

that at once is vicious, then suddenly kind.

Little Boy Blue, where have you hidden?

“On the river’s island, and on the midden.”

Boy answered at times, and at others not,

Silenced by confusion, at his ‘secret’ spot.

Little Boy Blue, why do you pray?

“To understand life, and a happier day.”

“I speak to the man, with stigmata mars

I pray for gladness, and my family’s scars.”

Little Boy Blue, do you see clearly how,

other peoples memories, affect them now?

“Not at all”, he replied, “But I accept their fate,

to accommodate their pain is never too late.”

“For my own sake only, my sanity to last,

I forgive their unknown, it is not my past.”

God in his wisdom, opened a door,

little boy blue, exists no more.

© Copyright – Waldo Tomosky

 

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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