Daily prompt: Old


I am very old,
weary to the depths of my soul
where time sits silvered with grief
and seamed with battle scars that weaken my resolve.

But mostly I am very young:
a child
alight with innocent delight.
And when the young in years flash by
contemptuous of my greying hair
I want to say, ‘Hey!
You wait, you’ll see!’
But then
they might not be so lucky…



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2 Responses to Daily prompt: Old

  1. Susannah says:

    Oh, so true! I’m 70, and can certainly relate. 🙂

    Lovely poem, Helen. I hope to read more of your poetry.

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