tears will fall.

The elder poet

When as a child you stubbed your toe.

With no one there for you to show.

When darkness came and too the day.

To bed you went and there you lay'


You think of times that you were sad.

You think of times that you were mad.

Your feelings hid behind a wall.

You knew in time the tears would fall.


In youth to school you went with smiles.

The work was hard but you did the trails.

A bully came to ruin the day.

You took the hits.Then he went away.


A young girl next you seemed to meet.

Blue eye's and a smile so sweet.

But feelings that you had to give .

They were not shared . Her life she lived .


As grown up now you seemed to be .

You tried so very hard to please.

You did the best to makee the day.

You try so hard to smile away.


You work until you're broken down.

You come home each day. Don't show a frown.

The years catch up . While life you're living.

You make the pay . But alway's giving.


You hope one day to sit and rest.

In life you tried your very best.

No gold watch or thanks for years .

No party or from your friends came cheers.


You knew in thie there would be tears 

Age has caught you and on you it shows.

So many friends that you've seen go.

Gray hair and balding . Your sight gone too. 


But still you are working. So true blue.

I lay me down and I seek rest .

Again I say I did my best.

It does no good to hide behind the wall.

I don't care of tears do fall.


  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 25th, 2021 10:45
  • Comment from author about the poem: just writing about my 53 years of work. I retired at 70 .
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 15
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet, L. B. Mek
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  • Coyote

    Very powerful EP! A poem I can truly relate too. Well done Sir!

    • The elder poet

      Thank you . And thank you for taking the time to read this long poem.
      I alway's like your comments. Have a good day.

    • Accidental Poet

      Well ep, I'm 64, thinking of retiring next year. I can't wait for when there's no place I have to be so early in the morning. Great write ep. 😉

      • The elder poet

        AP. I\'m 71 I retired a few months ago. It\'s so nice to sleep in.
        You will love it. Just find things around the house to keep you busy. Have a good night.
        Thanks for faving my poetry.

        • Accidental Poet

          Oh I'll have plenty to keep me busy. But I should be able to sleep in, and still have time to get things done. And you have a great day my friend. 😎

        • Goldfinch60

          All we can do, and have done, in our lives is our best TEP.


          • The elder poet

            All we can do is our best. My father taaught me and my siblings to give 110%
            That's alway's what I tried to do.Thank you for commenting
            Andy you have a great day .

          • L. B. Mek

            'I lay me down and I seek rest .
            Again I say I did my best.
            It does no good to hide behind the wall.
            I don't care if tears do fall.'
            good for you! verse your truth
            thanks for sharing

            • The elder poet

              L.B I want to thank you for commenting and faving my poetry.
              You have a great day .

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