Doris Cornago


A Man Past Prime - Poem by Doris Cornago

Summertime brings lazy thoughts
A cool tall drink frosty green
Crushed ice, straw between
Parched lips seek solace
Pool across looks dross
Body and soul in moss
Garden somewhere
Lies in dire neglect
Angels genuflect
Repent, for lost
Times, a man
Past prime
Memories
Collects
Softly
Touch< br>Silken
Colored
Ribbonettes
Flimsy cardboard
Boxes nestling inside
Glass walls neatly stacked
Reward of times served in war
Medals of valor, purple hearts adore
Yet fingering metal recall mounting anger
Tumultuous unending gunfire, echoing madly

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, idle time, respect, summer time , war and peace, war memories, war veterans


Poet's Notes about The Poem

War and peace situations as as different as two persons are, in different places and different circumstances. One makes the best escape or best use of what is convenient or less painful. Sometimes, we complain too much of inconveniences, having peace at our leisure, not knowing at what cost this precious peace is being maintained by people at risk of having no future.

Comments about A Man Past Prime by Doris Cornago

  • Kostas Lagos (4/23/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, needs more than one readings.Loved it1 (Report)Reply

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  • Doris Cornago (4/22/2018 1:36:00 AM)

    Garden somewhere lies in dire neglect - something in the past I've resisted from thinking about again as I'm unable to lift them up from their derelict condition. They are these living memorials of past and present wars, lost causes and forgetfulness, guilt beyond forgiveness. (Report)Reply

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  • Doris Cornago (4/21/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    I'm sorry again for the glitch which causes the word silken to hike up and disrupt the beautiful K pattern. I love writing poems as a man loves me dearly, and these poems are just the overflow of that love. If angels sneak in and some expressions tend to be trite or cliche, don't agonize please but forgive my laziness.: -) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2018


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