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Back in the Saddle

Mike's Muffin for August 15, 2005

Back in the Saddle

When my dad 80 he and mom moved into one of them seniors apartments in town. It did not work !

He figures city life prit near killed him,

stuck in that apartment with nothing to do

So he packed up his gear and moved back to the ranch,

Though last fall he turned eighty-two.

Gone is the pallor and softness,

The indecision that clouded his brain,

He sits easy on his old sorrel pony,

Dad is back in the saddle again!

He knows it will not last forever,

Time is relentless of course,

But Pop has decided that he ain't giving up,

While he can still climb on a horse.

Mike Puhallo

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