Tag Archives: aging

Journey

Each year it turns This ancient world My boat is tilted Toward the moon’s hopeful light There is land in sight And there is comfort This good night I am aging Like the wood Of this sturdy boat My bones … Continue reading

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Life passage

Glimpses of our mortality come too often these days Aching joints and muscles betray the youth we still feel sheltered here inside It is sobering this knowledge of the inevitability of decay All these little ambitions at our feet amount … Continue reading

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Different

I was a different person then I shed my skin so many times I scarce remember, yet these photos and these memories attest to a time when I was other When I cherished hopes to my breast and played the … Continue reading

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Weight

There is too much of me These days I lumber, old bones covered in skin that is loose, it folds across territories alien My rib cage disappeared so many years ago I can’t recall Beneath the layers hides the lithe form … Continue reading

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Beauty

Age depletes the need for beauty We are freed from bitter longing which in youth defined our very being, standing lost before a mirror turning left and right for nature’s kinder sight to find the angles where the shadows and … Continue reading

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Procession

The procession of my days gives way to slow encroaching age Each page is written deep in blood and floods my mind with memories that tease The procession of these hours have powers to make the past within akin to … Continue reading

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Beauty Ages

Beauty ages so The cultural rules apply We will not deny The face forms hollows The lines of age hold their sway On too soon a day Beauty ages all The finest flower in time Loses her sweet prime And … Continue reading

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The Great Beauty

Once celebrated On the world’s stage The perfect picture On the front page What of the swan With the progress of age? The great beauty Of the silver screen Parties, bonhomie Everyone’s queen But as the light fades Is she … Continue reading

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Prom Queen

She was once the prom queen She was held in high esteem There was never in between Not for this pure prom queen That was in her younger days Then she had her power plays And she had her charming … Continue reading

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Sinews and Creation – for Prompt 37 Unavoidable Pain

Lower back too stationary Too long Upper back moves, repetition Too strong Imbalance now is at the centre Can’t last Every word that I have written Too fast Sinews and creation’s drive Don’t bend Any wisdom drawn from age is … Continue reading

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