Charles J. Ingerson

TO STAND PATROL

Charles J. Ingerson: To Stand Patrol
Photo ©Copyright 2012 by Charles J. Ingerson
Sadly I’m getting too old
youth has fully escaped
middle age flown away
now entering December
seems maybe long ago
unable to enlist any more
not wanting in the parade
even pushed aside often
blocking another’s way
going to the head of line
hearing whispers of why
challenged lost in thought
carried back to the before
yet taking up my weapon
the perimeter to guard
maybe for my last time
my watch to stand patrol!