John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

Disappointment In Old Age - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

The days drag by. I fritter
Them away. Old and bitter,
I call my fellow humans apes
And live on a diet of sour grapes.

But what did I expect? Did I think
I'd earn my living with pen and ink?
That everything would be handed to me on a plate?
I'm wiser now but it's too late.

I realise I've missed the boat,
And now my enemies can gloat
While I'm searching for what I'll never find,
That elusive treasure, peace of mind.

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  • (8/9/2010 2:33:00 PM)

    I have periods of peace. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 7, 2010

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