Billy Loving Poems
- The Silent Old Man Body bent and twisted Gnarled fingers ...
- A Lost Love A luminous full moon fills the sky While I sit, ...
- Breaktime Relaxing, tantalizing foray From work, a brief ...
- Poem 752 Roaring from inside Angry lion in his cage His ...
- Their Fantastic Place Through the trees Behind a swarm of ...
- The Rainbow Chilling rain beating down A day, dark and ...
- Poem 602
I began writing poetry several years ago. I find it to be relaxing, enjoyable, and therapeutic. I like rhyming poetry, haikus(5-7-5) , Tankas(5-7-5-7-7) , verse and sonnets. I am a stickler for the number of syllables in Japanese poetry. Haikus and tankas are not traditionally named so mine just have a number as means of cataloging them. I have been writing several years now. more »
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The Silent Old Man
Body bent and twisted
Gnarled fingers gripping his cane
Face weathered with age
An old man enters the bar
Perching himself upon the barstool
Ordering a drink from the bartender
Silently he sips one after another
As the time ticks away
Glazed eyes staring into nowhere
I watched expectantly
If only, his mind I could read
What magnificent stories would lie within?
Too late, I'll never know
As he wobbles out the door
Disappointedly, I take a gulp
And think of what might have been