Fifty Years Is A Long Time...
Author: Shiloh


Well, I guess I've done it, somehow.
Had me a nice old pocket knife,
from an Army TL-23 lineman's set,
I believe it was called,
and got it when I was in Vietnam in 1967.
Had it all these years - almost fifty years.
Always kept it in the drawer right here to my right,
and used it to open mail, small packages.
Always put it right back in that drawer.
Never carried it with me anywhere,-
it stayed in that drawer
for the last twenty years, anyway, if not more.
Beat up old thing, good blade, though,
and a screwdriver blade in there as well.
Old smooth worn black handle,-
always wondered what that handle was made of.
Loop on the end of the knife....
never really understood that, either,
but it was part of it.
Today I went to use it to open a small package,
and it's not there.
Looked all over for it,
even in places where I would never put it.
My wife doesn't know what I'm talking about,
says I must have lost it.
I guess I must have, somehow.
Sure wish that I hadn't, though.
Almost fifty years is a long time to have a good friend.


Comments on this poem/writing:

shiloh ( -- Wednesday, June 22 2016, 03:57 pm

My wife found it for me!!

My wife found my knife the very next day.
It's good to have a wife.
Very good.
Becky ( -- Wednesday, June 22 2016, 10:50 pm

The find

Especially a wife who finds the knife. Maybe she has a bit of a poet in her too.
Made for a good poem.
Name:                                           Remember Me

Comment Title:

Comment / Ammendment:

Please complete the recaptcha below for spam prevention:

Click here to read other Poems by Shiloh


Poetic Dreams Other's Poetic Dreams Submit a Poem New This Week Forum Home

Copyright©2017-1999 by Rebecca R. Hammack

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All Rights Reserved.   No part of this website, including all pictures and written words,  may be reproduced or copied in any manner from this website without  permission of the original author of the work.  All poetry and pictures herein remain the sole property of the original author and/or copyright owner.  All poetry on this website has been submitted by the original author of the work. To contact any author of the work please e-mail:  so the proper person may be notified.