Joseph Narusiewicz

Gold Star - 6,840 Points (9/29/50 / So St Paul, Minnesota)

Old Souls - Poem by Joseph Narusiewicz

Some people are young but very old
Life changes in a moments time
Pain and grief create ancient wisdom
Many struggle for hope and sunshine

Can you see past the smiling mask?
Hearts broken trying to find joy
Lonely people talking to themselves
A mother dies leaving her young boy

So sick of all this trite competition
Obsessed with beauty and youth
How cruel to make a girl feel homely
Love is the only real healing truth

Kindness is the finest of virtues
Broken vows and dreams crushed
Cancer wards and old folks homes
Everyone seems in such a rush

Wars and rumors of war
The ten year old going on fifty
Look at all the disenfranchised
All the fine print, gangs in cities

Veterans sleeping under bridges
Broken teeth and no health care
Can you see it on their faces?
The plight of an age of despair

Look deep in the eyes of old souls

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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