Sahil SharifdinEnglish

Rookie - 361 Points (24th April / Jammu and Kashmir)

I Was Once Sixteen - Poem by Sahil SharifdinEnglish

Now very old and lean
But,I was once sixteen.
As one grows in years
Craze dies; beauty disappears.
Eyes weaken; teeth fall,
Tempting organs turn small.
And men stop stalking,
Phoning, messaging, talking...
They chase young ones
With their loaded guns,
Holding in hands daisies,
Forgetting wrinkled ladies,
With loose and old skin,
Sunken eyes, hairy chin,
Gray hair, and overweight,
Body no longer straight,
Ugliness covered with cream,
Face that lacks beam,
Headache and BP low,
Digestion weak and slow...
I can't give all joys
Like I did to boys.
When I was a teen.
Yes, I was once sixteen.
A few babies I bore
I am beautiful no more
I can't tempt now boys
And treat them as toys
My rule has ended
It was very splendid
Wish I could rule again
And cause my lovers pain
Ah! Beauty and craze are gone
I look pale and wan
*Beauty rules a few days*
*Character rules always*
My character was wrong.
Isang beauty's song.
My eyes were pretty green.
I was once sixteen.
If you would see me
You would fall on knee
*Does my rubble not imply*
*How beautiful palace was I*?

Topic(s) of this poem: old, teen

Form: Narrative


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019



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