The elder poet

As I look into the sky so blue .The clouds they float high above me.

Rays of sunshine penetrate . To touch lightly upon the earth.

 I lay on my blanket of green grass and look up and wonder.

In what life line am I in ? I know not in the beginning . 

But am I in the middle of time or closer to the end?

Our life as we know it is so short. Fifty, seventy, or ninety years .

Just a speck of time in this world that has seen so many things of splender'

But has also seen lives start and end. A world that has seen Gods and wars.

A world that has seen men on the moon. Seeking new planets to survey.

What will the nex't two thousand years bring?

New cures for the ill ? Help for the homeless? 

A new world where we don't have throw away children.

Life should be the most valuable thing in this world.

Because it puts you into this world and only time can take it away.

Enjoy the sky so blue. Wonder what is above each cloud.

But wonder . Alway's wonder about the world we live in. 

Treasure each moment . Hold tight to every friend .

Because a good friend is so hard to find.

True loves need only to be found once. For they are for a lifetime. 

And a lifetime is never what we think it to be. 

We don't really want to know what a life time is . Now do we?

  • Author: The elder poet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 26th, 2021 11:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: Thoughts that go through this mind.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 16
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet
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  • Coyote

    Excellent write, reminiscent of William Blake. 'A lifetime is never what we think it to be'...Brilliantly penned.

    • The elder poet

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting. I'm very glad you liked it. You have a good night.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thought provoking to say the least ep. The next two thousand years, a very inquisitive thought. Imagine someone from year 0 being here in 2021 and the shock upon their face. Much the same would be in year 4,021. Biggest question: will we make it there without killing each other. Or, another virus that we can't recover from. And still, if an asteroid doesn't wipe us all out. Another 2,000 years is a long time and a lot can happen. I hope mankind can last that long. Great write ep. 👍

      • The elder poet

        I hope they can last that long and longer. I do wonder what kind of world we are leaving our kids and grandkids. Thank you AP. for the awesome comment. You have a good night.

      • Doggerel Dave

        I can't relate to the next two thousand years , but you have nailed the rest. Great stuff. Thanks.

        • The elder poet

          I don't thing we weill have to worry about it. Thanks for reading and commenting . Have a good night.

        • Goldfinch60

          Our lifetime is filled with wonder and delight as we sail through it into old age TEP.


          • The elder poet

            Yes indeed. I just time would slow down just a bit .lol. You have a good day

          • L. B. Mek

            a meandering journey, of a read
            through your wonderfully relatable musings
            thanks for choosing to share, your gleaned wisdom

            • The elder poet

              Thank you L.B. for your very nice comment. Just a few things that run through this old mind.

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