The elder poet

They say a writer write so well .

When times are really sad.

It seems the reason for it .

Is because he is so sad.


Riches lost. Or a love is gone.

Or the passing of a friend.

Of songs once heard. Or hands once held.

Or returning of a ring.


Or lips that never touched .

Or lovers never gone too far.

Or never gone at all.

Like children walking for the first time . 


You know that they must fall.

I'm not one such writer. But I try to do it well.

I try to live my life each day as though it wasn't hell.




  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 24th, 2021 11:04
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just a few thoughts from years ago.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 17
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet
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  • Steve0875

    I like the way this flowed.

    • The elder poet

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting . You have a good day.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Yes writers can present notions better than any other way as with pen alone they can make known the tragic and happy that happens to everyone. A fine write e.p.

      • The elder poet

        Thank you Fay for commenting .You have aa good day.

      • Goldfinch60

        Each day of our life is so very precious TEP, so very precious.


        • The elder poet

          Yes it is . Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a good evening.

        • Accidental Poet

          Someone who writes, be it poetry, stories, songs, does so because it is their comfort zone. Also why you are here ep. 👍

          • The elder poet

            I do get so much satisfaction from writing . So many things go through my mind.
            It's the reason we are all here. It feels good to release the thoughts that go through our minds. Thank you for commenting AP. have a good night.

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