Goff does a wonderful job of giving us a visual about aging but in addition, I could see the weariness of sorrow from a hard life in this piece. I can even see the face of a man who’s made really bad decisions in his life and now having to live with those truths. Well done!
Smitha did an amazing job with this piece on aging. It really tugs at the heartstrings and HITS HOME.
When she could stay with you
she decided not to
A list of ‘valid’ reasons she gave –
No better place, save
The home for the aged, she said
The one, where you felt caged
She repeated it oft
Her voice tender and soft
Your eyes glistened
She said it was tough
You knew she had done enough.
She watched you go
Out of the door
You waved goodbye
You turned around, maybe this is all a lie
A ray of hope flickered in your tired eyes
Breaking through your formidable guise
Maybe she’d ask you to stay
And wouldn’t let you walk away
But she didn’t, not that day
So you waved, ‘Goodbye’
Doing what’s best
For her and the rest
For you’ve never wanted more-
Than to watch her smile like before
And do the things she wanted to
So she does –
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young and fresh.
Now, old and wise
as the damn patina covers my youth.
The word reminds me of how we don’t necessarily age gracefully or completely intact with the inner vision of ourselves. 🙂
i have lost my way
swiftly failing memory