I was advised that instead of retiring, I ought to take a break. Maybe that is the better option. I have taken breaks before, but perhaps a long one is in order to get the best refreshment? I just don’t know yet how long is reasonable.


A jukebox in a malt shop,

playing a sweet melody,

filled an old man’s memories

as he thought back nostalgically

the year in mind was 1953


Two hearts were beating, nervously

young love was blooming beautifully,

and the future was a mystery

All these years on,

though his Love is long gone

He still smiles & tells their story,

says “she was the one”

By: J.N.R Dutton