Some Mistakes Can Never

Be Erased

Tonight the old man is walking by himself alone

Remembering a time seemingly light years ago

Back in another time long since gone

When time seemed to move slow.

A time when he had a loving wife

Many friends and a happy home

Until his continuous selfish ways

Ran his loved ones away leaving him alone.

Remembering those days brings tears to his eyes

Sadly no friends or loved ones will be near

To comfort him while he cries

He's always alone with his tears.

Sadly he realized much too late

Some mistakes can never be erased

Like the ones he made that sealed his fate

Those footsteps he made can never be retraced.

Ralph L. Clark © 2000

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