Francis Duggan


We Are Mere Mortals


Although we cannot turn back the clock it would be nice again
To run at a good pace down the park in the early morning rain
I never was a good athlete compared to many slow
But my fastest speed far slower today than it was years ago.

With my young friends in the Town park i often played football
We played just for the love of playing as i can well recall
But my prime years they went so fast time for me did not wait
And every day I'm one day nearer to my use by date.

The years have left me looking old and the years have left me gray
And the boys and girls of my younger years where might they be today?
Like me no doubt they had their dreams of success, wealth and fame
And we went our separate ways in life since no two are the same.

With far less energy nowadays than i had in my prime
The clock on my life keeps ticking on and i feel the wear of time
We are mere mortals we must die in that we have no say
And for each and everyone of us there is a final day.

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008

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

Form:


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 (We Are Mere Mortals by Francis Duggan )

There is no comment submitted by members..

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. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
[Hata Bildir]