Sylvi Sylva

***old Man So Young - Poem by Sylvi Sylva

Old man so young
Old tricks, new belt, old bag o’ nails
New shoes, same feet, now going flat
To me, a young man, so full of heart
An old man full of himself, just hisself

Old man so young
Old skin, new cells, old bag o’ bones
New hat, same eyes, now needing sight
To me, a young hero, rising from scarring fights
A rich man full of himself, just hisself

Old man so young
Old voice, new teeth, old bag o’ sand
New hip, same dance, soul in his veins
To me, a young baron, whose time will long reign
An epic full of himself, just hisself


Comments about ***old Man So Young by Sylvi Sylva

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (1/9/2008 12:16:00 PM)

    Loved the meter loved the poem, this is very well writ. Bob (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Marcus Czarnecki (1/6/2008 7:30:00 PM)

    Reminds me of Mr Bojangles
    Thank you
    Marcus (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (1/4/2008 8:13:00 AM)

    Looking on at the guy who you still see so much strength and dignity in

    brilliantly placed

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Nightingale (1/4/2008 5:22:00 AM)

    I love this. Brilliant concept. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Broken Peaces (1/3/2008 1:54:00 PM)

    Clever use of words great content 10 Chris (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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