Sitting in my Empty Home
Crying in the dark alone
With the children fully grown
Wife’s respect and love have flown,
To somewhere in the twilight zone.
I inventory everything I own,
Clothes, house, car, and telephone.
A weary weight in each aching bone
From the battles lost and victories won.
Well 44 years of career are done
My memoirs I’ve only started on
And 35 of marriage are gone
Assets and dreams have followed along.
So I let out a babbling bark
As I cry alone in the dark
Heavy tears tracking a mark
Over my love’s lost spark
With an aching hole in my heart
While my life has broken apart.
So don’t be surprised as I start
To weep at a couple in love
Hugging tightly as a glove
Bringing memories I was a part of.
Tears trickle down from above.
With my genetic clock ticking
Future choices I’m picking.
Bruised from a brutal sticking
I have taken a serious licking.
But I’ve borne previous nicking
And my motor is still clicking.
I’m bloody, bruised and flicking.
But I promise
I’ll come up kicking.