Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ode to a Homeless Man?

Assume this poem written by Barack Obama in high school is legit. Found it posted on a blog.

I saw an old, forgotten man

On an old, forgotten road

staggering and numb under the glare of the spotlight. His eyes so dull and gray, slide from right to left, to right.Looking for his life, misplaced in a shallow, muddy gutter a long time ago.

I am found, instead.

Seeking a hiding place, the night seals us together.

A transient spark lights his face, and in my honor,

He pulls out forgotten dignity from under his flaking coat,

And walks a straight line along a crooked world.

Reminds me of Arrested Development's song, "Mr. Wendall".

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