Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,718 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Youth - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Oh youth
thou fadest fast,
Thine gift is fleeting,
It does not last.
For yesterday,
Has come and gone,
And taken youth,
Oh woe-begone.
Oh that I was,
Eighteen again,
Or maybe eighteen,
Adding ten,
And like narcissus,
Dared to stare,
At his long
And silky auburn hair.
My auburn hair,
Has turned to grey,
And long ago,
I saw the day,
When in the morn,
I used to rise,
Without pain,
Showing in my eyes.
Treasure youth,
While it remains,
Long as you can,
Until it wanes.

4/22/10 29 palms ca.

Comments about Youth by Juan Olivarez

  • Atasha Williams (3/21/2016 2:09:00 PM)

    Wow, deep words Juan. Very inspirational thank you (Report) Reply

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  • (4/20/2011 7:36:00 AM)

    Very good way of stating what we all must face, this the harshest reality of being a physical being. Well written my friend. (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2010 2:50:00 PM)

    Nice poem…we get old by mind …why not hue bosom…stay youngish [not young]…phew out days from calendar…backward wheeling in age machine…all the purple will bloom… congrats for sharing Sir
    Ms. Nivedita
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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