A Poem: A picture in the past

I saw your picture today, a young love long forgotten

The years have washed over the youthful face I remember

Time has not been kind to you, and there is more time ahead

The crisp blue eyes that captivated me once no longer glisten

Porcelain skin now ruddy and red, I see vanity has escaped your grip

A softness hardened by nights and drink, games of youth others left behind

Where have you traveled to wear such a mask of sadness

What troubles have you lived through and seen

You are burdened with the weight of the world, alone, too soon

It’s just a picture but it spoke a thousand mournful words to me

With a thousand bright memories of moments once, long ago

I recall your perfect start, I hope you will be able to change the ending

I saw your picture today, a young love long forgotten

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings



About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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11 Responses to A Poem: A picture in the past

  1. Beautiful! …how life changes and changes a person over a lifetime.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Belinda O says:

    Wow…that paints a picture!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. naomiilaura says:

    Love this post. Thanks for a good read. Would love it if you checked out my blog. I write similar stuff that you might like X

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ollyuke says:

    One of the best poems I’ve ever read! Thank you for writing this ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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