Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Eulogy For Youth - Poem by Jack Growden

I once ventured upon a hillside
At dawn when the weather was best.
I skipped and I hopped right to the top,
Possessed by jubilant youthful zest;
Free from adult anguish and worry,
So I never could have guessed
That one day I would be back again
Troubled, and feeling far from blessed.

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Fatigued and glum like a winter’s morn,
My shoulders encumbered with woe,
I troudge miserably up the hillside,
As with the rain, many tears flow.
Though nonetheless, the higher I get
I realise I already know:
Youth is like the Sun; the Sun does set
And hence it is time to let go…


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014


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