Ezediuno Louis Odinakaose

When Old People. - Poem by Ezediuno Louis Odinakaose

When old people talk to 'emselves
What do they say?
Is it old memories of the past day tale?
When old people laugh to 'emselves
What amuse 'em?
Do them make old jokes once told by friends long gone to 'em?

When old people gaze into space
What do they see?
Is it sights young eyes does not dear to peek?
When old people gnash their teeth
What do they chew?
Is it hard nuts, robo, kuli-kuli or burning pain in their hearts they view?

When old people tap their feet
What do they beneath their feet kill?
Is it ants and bugs we do not see or thoughts they no longer can conceal?
When old people sit alone
What do they feel?
Is it loneliness or the comforting touch of peace?
When old people...

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011

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