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Shades of Deja Vu
chrisp1653
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 3:22 PM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 1286


I was in my 30's when I wrote this. Guess who's getting to be the old man now ?

 

                                            1st. John 3:16

 

It was an old man in an old car
Got in front of me today
And he was goin' slow
So wouldn't you know
He got right in my way

Well, I said some things I shouldn't have said
But if the truth be told
I was angry with him - just because he was old

It was an old man in an old coat
Down at the grocery store
And he was reachin' for somethin'
On the very top shelf
But he couldn't stretch no more

So I could have walked over to give him a hand
Or to let him know I care
Instead, I turned my back - as if he wasn't there

          He might be somebody's father
          He's surely somebody's son
          And who am I to ask him why
          His feet no longer run ?

          In days gone by - he could surely fly
          Probably faster than me
          And when I'm as old as he is
          I wonder how swift I'll be ?

It was an old man with an old book
Sittin' down on a bench of stone
And he was using his fingers
To follow the lines
As he sat there all alone

Well, the day wore on and he fell asleep
So when I came on the scene
I saw his finger marking his place - it was 1st. John 3 : 16

 

Written sometime in the mid 1980's. Chris Moore


MPSunshine
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:05 AM
Joined: 5/21/2016
Posts: 2007


Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Jim Broede
Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:49 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I try to learn something significant. About a stranger. In the first 10 minutes of our meeting. Out of curiosity. But also so he/she no longer qualifies as a total stranger. Sometimes, one can learn. Without even speaking. Observation does the trick. Doesn't it? --Jim
dayofhope
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:26 PM
Joined: 12/6/2012
Posts: 1249


Chris, 

Thank you for sharing your gift. Each one touching, enlightening in it's own way. Keep them coming.

Tanya


kc2955
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:23 AM
Joined: 8/20/2017
Posts: 3


My mom, soon to be 90, has been having deja vu very frequently the last few weeks, particularly when we’re driving and she sees people or cars she’s “seen” yesterday or when watching tv, even live tv. She has frequent utis but she’s had them for the last few years. I don’t know if the utis are responsible for the deja vu but she’s on an antibiotic now and still has deja vu. Is there anything that can be done to relieve these sensations of having seen or heard things before?
ruthmendez
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:25 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2329


Beautiful, Chris.  

But, what if we believe, but prefer to perish?

Just wondering.  I wonder if we reincarnate??  If I have, this is my last trip, last chapter!

kc2955, I don't know anything about uti's, but I've read more info. on it on the caregiver's forum.  Deja vu? I really don't know what you can do.  Just listen, I guess.  If it's nothing that's scaring her, just let her be, I guess....???....don't know.


ruthmendez
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2329


chrisp1653 wrote:

It was an old man in an old car
Got in front of me today
And he was goin' slow
So wouldn't you know
He got right in my way

Well, I said some things I shouldn't have said
But if the truth be told
I was angry with him - just because he was old

This part reminds me of when I was shopping in Walmart.  But, me, the old haggard, was the snippy one at a young girl who kept cutting in front of me.  I felt like kicking her ankles out of my way. Teach her a lesson about hard life.  Time is money!  You young piece of "bleep bleep bleep"
Anyway, time to get my zzzz's. After a few more take home work gets completed, first, though.