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An Old Man And His Dog

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Message Doug Soderstrom

Just an old man,
All alone in the world,
Everyone gone,
Except for his dog,
His best friend,
Perhaps,
His only friend.

Then,
A world away,
A young man,
A teenager,
Not a bad boy,
But,
Like all the others,
Confused,
Like all the others,
So tired of being,
Treated like a child,
Wanting to be grown up,
Yet so afraid to be a man,
So afraid of life,
So afraid of everything,
So many reasons to be upset,
And angry.

Family vacation,
On the way,
To Florida,
And driving,
Through Mississippi.

Mail having arrived,
Perhaps a letter,
From his son,
Perhaps not,
The old man,
In overalls,
Grey hair waving in the wind,
His best friend,
At his side.

Crossing the road,
To pick up the mail,
His trusty friend,
As always,
Patiently awaiting,
His master's return.

What's that damn dog,
Doing in the road?

Metal and flesh meet.

My God,
What have you done,
You didn't even try to slow down,
Didn't you see the dog,
What's the matter with you?

Look,
It wasn't my fault,
That damn dog had no right,
To be in the road,
Don't you understand,
He was in my way,
So let's just forget about it.

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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for (more...)
 

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