The Ghost of Dick Clark came to me last night, ~ Ron Van Nostrand 12/31/2019
The Ghost of Dick Clark came to me last night and asked,
“How does it feel to be so old?”
Which was ironic due to the fact,
So many times, not even that long ago,
I had encouraged him from my sofa to, “Give it up,”
When he hosted his annual New Year’s Special;
Especially when he had become so frail, so weak.
Now here I am entering my 7th decade,
Clinging to those few gifts of life that still bring me joy,
Like old Dick Clark just hanging on until my final ball drops,
Hoping not to be wished out of the way.