Second hand is now recycled
Pre-owned is what was called used
What was thrown away recovered
Some wear and tear was once abused

How we strive to change the verbiage
Make things sound much more like new
When in fact the nomenclature
Every buyer will see through

All my actions are recycled
All my words have oft been used
The things I think were thought by others
All of which leaves me bemused

If there is reincarnation
And if I come back again
Would I be new or recycled
Which term would be found germane


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Perplexed

  1. Starralee says:

    Language does change, not always for the better.

  2. You would definitely be an old soul – recycled for sure, my friend. Nothing new in this old universe.

  3. oldmainer says:

    Tis a silver tongued devil ye are

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