Friday, February 15, 2008

23. At Nine Years

At nine years old I knew
I would become famous when I grew up.
Thats why strangers starred at me,
at the bus stop, in the dime store,
walking to school.

They were from the future
and wanted to catch a glimpse of me,
the young boy who would become famous,
who would change the world.

Today I am the old man
who did not become famous.
Looking at the handsome children
enjoying their lives.

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