Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 19,395 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

The Old Man - Poem by Matthew Holloway

He sits quietly murmuring
Talking only to himself
His eyes sunken and dark
A look of tiredness across his face
His head is slightly bowed
Resting upon his hand
He sits alone in almost darkness
Except for a small table lamp
In the far corner of the room
There is little in the way of light
Old books gather dust
In piles around upon the floor
Those stories he once read
The worlds to which he escaped
Now stacked without order
Like memories becoming forgot
A glass of vintage wine
Held in his thin, bone like fingers
Softens his pallet, soothes his throat
While he sits alone each night
In quiet conversation with himself
Another old man growing grey
Wishing on yesterdays


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, June 3, 2011


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