Circle Poem by Martin Swords

Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland

Circle

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Cyrcle



The old men said,
So short…
So quick…
is life to pass.
Yesterday it was…
much to be done,
remains undone.
Is this May or June,
which year?
Last year only,
I was ten years younger.

Old men looking backwards.
Young men looking on.

Fearless, full of want,
forever at their feet.
What could they know,
the old men?
What could not be done?
A life of time to realise,
to realise that soon
it will be yesterday
and much to do
remains undone.
So quick…
So short…
Young men will say.




Martin Swords March 2001

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Indira Renganathan 24 September 2009

Life cannot be fulfilled to our utmost expectations and so ever dissatisfied with everyone...nice read

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John Dohoney 28 October 2008

yeah they are similar, I like this one, along with a bunch of your others

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Sarwar Chowdhury 28 August 2008

...finely expressed.......thanks

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Joseph Poewhit 28 August 2008

I'm half IRISH - I'll have a pint to that one

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Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland
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