Francis Duggan

Showing Their Age - Poem by Francis Duggan

The years have left him feeling weary and gray
And surely he has known of a far better day
But in his prime years he was one quite quick on his feet
The town's fastest runner a champion athlete

Though it has been many Seasons since he was in his physical prime
Going back the years some five decades of time
He was for a while the sporting legend of the town
Though time it has faded some of his renown

The best and the fastest become wearied by life
I often see him walking in the park with his aged wife
Arms linked on the pathway they shuffle on slow
The years on the best of them eventually do show

Who would believe without knowing that in the long ago
On going back the Seasons fifty years or so
That in big athletic meetings he always competed against the Country's best
And was never found to be wanting when put to the test

In their mid to late eighties he and his wife great grandparents are showing their age
Their lives journey quite near to the final stage
Time from them has stripped youth's beauty away
In the park i often see them out walking though not every day.

Topic(s) of this poem: age

Form: Verse

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Comments about Showing Their Age by Francis Duggan

  • Paul WarrenPaul Warren (6/22/2017 6:06:00 PM)

    Nice ode to an old hero. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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