Too Old Young Men

11 Nov

We’re a couple of too old young men

Who keep going back, again and again

 

Calling each other on the phone

Time’s passed, neither leave it alone

 

Caught in dark delusions

Fears fed by nightmarish illusions

 

Our memories explode

Upon those desert roads

 

Telephonic recollections

Disharmonic introspections

 

Our Hysterical ramblings

On the historical trampling

 

Of an Arab nation

In an empirical aggregation,

 

Of power and petroleum

And a dream that we sold ’em

 

With the butt of a gun

‘Neath their hot desert sun

 

Just a couple of too old young men

Who keep going back, again and again

 

 

-Stephen Handlin

 

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