John Richard Anderson

In Twenty Years - Poem by John Richard Anderson

In twenty years, I'll be stark elderly
So far gone, with body shot, mind scratchy
Life reduced to endless replays, rewinds,
Stories everyone's heard a millions times.

I hope my ticker still tocks, my breath sucks
I can still get around, perhaps chase ducks
I can still enjoy a meal, a few drinks
A laugh and chat with friends and kindred links.

More likely I be debris on sea bed,
Sunk as sediment from dust ashes spread
According to my will's wish when I die,
Returned to Mater la Mer's side to lie.

For Pisces born and wet wet wet I be,
A true lover of water and the sea.

Topic(s) of this poem: age, old age , sea

Form: Free Verse

Comments about In Twenty Years by John Richard Anderson

  • Mirela AthanasMirela Athanas (6/26/2017 1:48:00 AM)

    Good read, people who love you will not get tired of your million times told stories (Report)Reply

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (6/23/2017 4:26:00 PM)

    A lovely start from water and sea towards dry lands. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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