Keith Johnson

Gold Star - 4,731 Points (9th June 1944 / Cheshire, England)

Final Sovereignty - Poem by Keith Johnson

Final Sovereignty


Now a second testing adolescence
Beckons with its trials and pitfalls
Of rage and loss and acquiescence
As alertness ebbs and presence fails.

Seventy now - immaturity ahead -
I look to my elders for consolation
On how ten or twenty years are shed
Purposefully to dissolution.

Across the threshold of obsolescence
I pay court in admiration
To those who deny decay deference
And live on with quiet determination

Their indignities suffered and withstood,
In sovereignty the end makes good.

Topic(s) of this poem: age

Comments about Final Sovereignty by Keith Johnson

  • Kelly Kurt (8/27/2015 4:47:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, Keith. Thanks! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015

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