today I met a lovely old gent
used a cane and was a bit bent
he had a twinkle in his eye
and a rather cute smile

he nodded a greeting
then came back with a taunt
although a bit gaunt
he was joyfully full of life

then as I drove away
he was in the roadway
stopping to let him cross
he bowed with aplomb

what a blast
felt touched by an angel
he had made my day
pray I may age this well

for life is far too short
to grumble or be out of sort
his mischievous sparkle
lit up my day

the rain has been rather non-stop so fires have abated but now flooding …


  1. Such a pleasant encounter Kate. Reminded me of an old gentleman I had met. He fit your poem perfectly and I thought the same, ‘hope I age as gracefully one day,’ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. some people just have that positive and generous energy so hard to resist, so glad an angel walked your way Kate. such an uplifting post, so needed and appreciated.

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  3. Oh, how wonderful! Thank you for sharing him and your interactions with him, because now you have lighted up (lit up ???) my day and given me the giggles! ๐Ÿ˜€

    So sorry to hear about the flooding. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sadly, that happens often when rain comes in droves after fires. No vegetation to absorb the rain. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


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