The elder poet

Seconds , Minutes ,Hours attack my body .

But I come back for more .

Weeks ,months , Years go through my mind .

Losing memories . As well as losing friends that have gone before me .


I write down thoughts that I don't ever want to forget .

On pieces of paper that are now a back up for my memory .

Not forgotten yet .But a fear that one day I will.


Things appearing to these eye's when first seen .

Were not what they were thought to be .

The mind see's before the eye's do .

I never knew this till age showed me .


Dreams of life ,Loves ,Living  . Working for the longest time. 

Never seeming to stop . Till broken down . So tired and sore . 

Even in the dreams I seem to never stop . And I wake up tired .

Gray shows upon this head . Both long and curly it use to be .


Youth was ever so grand .I wish I had it back .

But never will it show it's head again .

Never in my lifetime . But maybe in the nex't . I sure hope so .

So send the time against me . I'll not lay down . 

But march to the end . Till life begins again .


  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 15th, 2021 11:56
  • Comment from author about the poem: The grandest thing in this world is youth. But when young you would never know it. Old age is never what I thought it to be . So enjoy your youth and days of play . Make good memories for olden days . It's gone before you know it .
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 30
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet
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  • Coyote

    Excellent verse my friend, and very true.

    • The elder poet

      Thank you for saying so. Thank you for commenting my friend.

    • Accidental Poet

      I know this feeling so well ep. Things I wish I could still do or do again. I once read a quote,
      "Don't grow up, its a trap"
      And I laughed as I felt I was supposed to laugh. least we were there, and we have our memories of being there. Great write ep. 😉

      • The elder poet

        Thank you AP for reading and commenting. We have been so lucky to live these memories.
        Thank you for faving my poem . I'm glad you liked it . You have a great week .

        • Accidental Poet

          Yes ep, love those trips down Memory Lane. You have a wonderful week also. 😉

        • Doggerel Dave

          Yes ep - enjoyed very much. A clear picture painted with truth and honesty.
          Not sure I want to be young again (I don't think you do either). apart from youthful insecurities, I wasn't sure I would survive sometimes. My consolation now is I know I did.

        • Goldfinch60

          True TEP but having reached this age I am happy with the life I have had and truly believe in your last line 'Till life begins again.'


          • The elder poet

            Andy . Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to read.
            If I could have youth once again I would take a few different roads.
            But I accept the life I have now . Till life begins again.

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