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Nick Kler

Rookie - 192 Points (07/09/1967 / USA)

When I got really old

When I got really old
Days became so heavy
And the nights were cold
My skin, oh so fragile
Losing hair everywhere
My feeling were all gone

Anxiety had dissolved in the midst
Nostalgia dimminished before I knew it
I had no time for the past
I was free, really free to sleep it off

But, Now the pain has really set in
Hurting in the places I never knew existed
Aching in those places
Where I used to play

No doubt, I shall always cherish my past
But I tend to forget the most important parts
When someone brings them up again
I laugh and laugh at those jokes
That we thought were so very lame

I can still feel and remember
The very first time that we met
Naieve, curious and shy to the bone
Felt a total fool in front of you

Making plans for our future
With not a dime to our name
It was neither you nor me
That were ever at any fault

It was life taking a turn
That blows away a thousand souls

I finally realized
My days are numbered
Most of my time is gone in thinking
Where would I go from here, My Dear
Where would I really go?

Nick Kler

Submitted: Friday, September 06, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: old age

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