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Age to Regret

by Dark One 

Posted: 01 August 2003
Word Count: 108
Summary: A reflection of the fear of getting old

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Age to Regret

An old man cradling his life in arms
Carrying the wounds of time

Each wrinkle tracing a youthful wish
Now lost to the ravages of age
With each gradually weakening step
The heart is imbued with sentimental regret
A porcelain cocoon encases his juvenile vigour
Entrapping his spirit to a remorseful fate
Realising he overlooked the miracle far too late
Ruefully his body is now a pitiful state
And childhood dreams are beyond his means
Still standing at the station waiting for his train
Life past through his hands like trickling rain

An old man cradling his life in arms
Carrying the wounds of time

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Ellenna at 14:56 on 01 August 2003  Report this post
Hi Dark..I really like this..almost from old age to baby the full circle( cradling)..

just one thing you could leave the ,ly off gradually..? I personally think it sounds great without..but thats just me!


Dark One at 08:58 on 02 August 2003  Report this post
Thank you Ellie for your feedback and I think you're right with 'gradual' so I have made that change.

I am pleased you like this poem

Take care
Dark One

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