O, Men!

O, singers of songs
O, strummers of strings
O, penniless artists
O, bearers of rings

O, givers of gifts
O, takers of souls
O, promising poets
in watering holes

O, hot high school boys
we pined for in lunchlines
O, struggling comics
who later were punchlines

O, lovers of mirrors
O, football fanatics
O, sexy-ass hippies
O, hunky mechanics

O, what would we do
without mem’ries of men
as we nestle in Now
…remembering When

© Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For the Sunday Scribblings prompt, Omen, with certain liberties taken!
Also at my poetic Magnetic North, Poets United.