Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Town's Greatest Athlete

Back in the mid sixties he was in his life's prime
Though this is going back many Seasons in time
And though looking back the years it only seems like yesterday
The hair light brown then is now silver gray

In his prime years quite a good athlete
Against the best in the region with success he did compete
But going back the decades this seems long ago
And time as is said becomes everyone's foe

A divorced grandfather in his mid seventies his best years long gone
And the clock on his life ever keeps ticking on
Fifty years ago when he was put to the athletic test
He was never found to be wanting against the region's best

The great trees of the forest from old age does fall
And time that rusts iron eventually takes care of all
Yet he can lay claim to sporting renown
As one of the all time great athletes of the town

The passing of time on him surely does tell
Of late he has not been feeling that well
The town's greatest athlete five decades ago
Eventually time becomes everyone's foe.

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