Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Old Bewilderments - Poem by Smoky Hoss

Old though you are now
and here ever shall be,
forget not your youthful days
when once your spirit flew free-
Like the bounding rabbit romping
in the fresh green glade,
your youth knew no limit
of life's wonder and joy in which it played-
Now though, those days of innocent awe
are finished and 'oer,
life has left you low and lonesome
wondering what the living was for-
Perhaps that rabbit did die
and the child grew, leaving
the man it became forever longing
for the boy he wishes he could return to-
As sure as the sun has risen
once you were young,
and as certain as the sun must set
in no time, your day shall be done-
But until
that very moment does arrive,
never, ever forget
you are yet, very much alive!

Topic(s) of this poem: aging

Comments about Old Bewilderments by Smoky Hoss

  • (10/9/2017 11:55:00 AM)

    It feels full of hopefulness. It's true. Grown up Goth that I am (Goths weren't yet a thing in my youth) I would do well remembering wise words. (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Brookes (9/8/2017 2:16:00 AM)

    You describe the complexities of getting old and yet knowing the youthful you is still inside alive fresh and vigorous a well penned thoughtful poem Great Write (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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