The Old Man's Lament Poem by Barry Jablonski

The Old Man's Lament



In my mind I'm only twenty-two
And my body is like brand new
But in your eyes, I'm old & grey
And may never see another day

You don't see the child inside…
Only the old man that you chide
You help me into my wheel chair
I depend on you for my daily care

Have you ever wondered why…
I seldom speak when you're nearby
You treat me like your idiot child,
And condescendence gets me riled

So please put me back into my bed
Let me pull the covers over my head
To dream of the life that I once had
Before getting old and feeling bad

Barry Jablonski
©2014 All Rights Reserved

Friday, July 18, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: love
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
BEST POEMS
BEST POETS
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Close
Error Success