Eleanor L. Cain

(Brandon, Florida)

The Stranger Within - Poem by Eleanor L. Cain

Sweet pitiful youth! Why deceive this way?
You clothe with pitfalls, we carry along the way.

You look toward your elders and say to yourself,
"Why are they changing, in spite of themselves?"

You spring forth, run and romp in the sun,
Ignoring the rumble and thunder to come.

The decades go by and one day you glimpse,
The stranger inside you and laugh at its strength.

The stranger is gaining your will won't endure,
At last youth must give way, to the stranger that is you.

Comments about The Stranger Within by Eleanor L. Cain

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: strength, spring, sun, change, running

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]