Saturday, April 20, 2019

April 21, 2019 - A Milestone Birthday With a Special Song

Where did all of these years go?  Now I am really an old fart.  There is a song performed by Simon and Garfunkel that is quite appropriate for this occasion. Bob Radil played it last night on the 60s 70s show.

The title is actually Old Friends/Bookends

Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
On the high shoes
Of the old friends

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their overcoats
Waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city
Sifting through trees
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends

Can you imagine us
Years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear

Time it was,
And what a time it was
It was . . .
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Long ago . . . it must be . . .
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They’re all that’s left you

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