Kevin East

Rookie - 0 Points (22 April 1954 / Amersham bucks)


The aged.
Shuffling, snuffling ruffling.
Like leaves fallen from a tree.
Losing their colour
Washed up like memories
That float in the bay.

The aged.
Young at heart
But their house is dilapidated.
Falling apart,
Decor not anticipated,
When they were 21.
Laughing in the sun.

The aged.
Wheezing, freezing seizing
From head to toe.
And waiting is so slow.
Burning candle low.
Awaiting one last blow.
The family turning away.
Ships pass in the night,
Never stay.
You're not drowning,
You're waving goodbye.

The aged,
That rage in silence.
As the embers
Die in the grate.
Their cry
This world cannot hear.
They wait with toes curled in fear.
Love soothes their soul.
As the Lord takes control.
And they roll
With the tide of the air.
In the light
That had sprung from nowhere.
On the promise
Of long ago prayer.
So prepare.

Submitted: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Aged. by Kevin East )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]