douglas scotney

Silver Star - 3,871 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Age and Youth Poem by douglas scotney


In a prime time meeting
of age and youth,
youth's mentor,
which had lavished powers for show,
left it with nothing to contend with but yearning,
while age's,
having held powers in store
out of knowledge of inevitability,
left age in the box-seat for sure.

Submitted: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013
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  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (9/25/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    Says it all, that youth needed a mentor is indicative of its naievity or realization that it needed advice and ultimately it would become transformed to be aged and perhaps a sage disposition would be assured with the passage of time. (Report) Reply

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