Otevia Andrew

Old School - Poem by Otevia Andrew

Did we know?
When we swam thru
Our chest broader,
Our shoulders larger,
Our voice coarse,
We were on course.

Did we know?
When we defied parental rules,
Rebelled at school,
Cared little who was who,
Our swag were big shoes.
It was the time of youth.

Do we know?
When we lose some hair,
Pant when we climb a stair,
The new generation think us old fashioned
We remind them men were once boys
That they know nothing
Though we ourselves grow old
Not knowing time is taking its toll.

Topic(s) of this poem: old

Comments about Old School by Otevia Andrew

  • Liza Sudina (9/21/2015 12:02:00 PM)

    I like old fashioned people. they are so cute! AND SOMEHOW bring comfort. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 1:08:00 PM)

    This is the cycle that has existed always. The young don't listen to the wisdom of age and experience and the yet the aged wish again to be young.
    Thanks, Otevia
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    (11/21/2017 7:22:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Kelly.

  • Della Perry (9/20/2015 9:17:00 AM)

    I like your style. Enjoyed both of your poems. PoetryPez x (Report) Reply

    (11/21/2017 7:23:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot.

  • Rahman Henry (9/20/2015 5:32:00 AM)

    Marvelous. Extraordinary poem. I like it. Dear poet, wishes to share with us, here in PH. (Report) Reply

    (11/21/2017 7:25:00 AM)

    I'm glad you think it is worth sharing.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015

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