A Broken Old Man


In a corner an old man sat

Rags for clothes and tousled hair

He fiddled with his thumbs

His heart no longer had a care


He had given up hope

It was something he no longer recognized

He was all alone in this world

Everything was dark in his poor eyes


In the fog a vision of beauty appeared

Golden hair and full of life

Floating toward him with a smile

It was his long lost loving wife


His is heart felt alive once more

As she took him through their past

And he knew what it was like to feel again

He was with her now at last


She started to fade away

He lost her where did she go

But before he sunk back to dispair

He saw her elegant glow


It was like living life all over again

His memories played out before him

Then she was running ahead calling him forth

Everything around went very dim


He was still there in that corner

Now with eyes closed tight

But a smile rest peacfully upon his lips

Ragged clothes and tousled hair in the pale night


  • Author: Mandi (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 26th, 2017 13:55
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 34
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  • WL Schuett

    Nice work ,easy to read ,nice flow ... thoughtful.

  • FredPeyer

    Beautifully written, well rhymed, with a lot of emotion. Very good work!


    Thanks MANDY ~ Thanks for a beautiful VISION encapsulated in a perfect POEM ! Perfect rhythm and consistent xaxa xbxb rhyming pattern. As I visulise the scenario you painted so so Beautifully ~ she was sent by God as His Angel Wife to call Him home to Paradise ! It does happen to some ! Thanks for caring & sharing Yours BRIAN

  • docstorm

    A nice way to go. Enjoyed the read, thanks for sharing.

  • Accidental Poet

    I'm in agreement with others before me, this is s beautiful write. And it ends with the old man smiling. ; )

  • Gary Edward Geraci

    Love is the cure to brokenness, old age, and well - darn near any other malady the world will offer. Beautiful and timeless subject matter - the world needs a lot more of it too.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write with so much meaning in it.

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