Topic: Age Concern?
The first lines were in my head as I woke this morning and I've added to it as new bits came to me. I'm sorry if it's a bit morose but I've been to a funeral this last week and I'm expecting at least another one soon.
Age Concern? by Phill Williams
I was in that twilight zone.
Between sweet dreams and ice cold day....
I wake from dreams of running,
And playing games; of loving and of sunny days.
Then as I leave my bed...
With the first pain of aching bones.
I tell myself “you're an old man now...face it”
I limp to that horrid, reflecting glass
And look into it's cruel truth.
The face that stares defiantly back at me
As it has for almost 70 years.
I was once; cuddly, then handsome. Then distinguished.
Now lined and scarred and tired.
Still believing, or wishing my life would go on...
A little longer...or a lot longer.
60 years ago; everyone older looked ancient!
Yet still believing they would always be there.
And when I reached their age...they were gone
And one day so will I.
Who will miss me?
Keep me in your mind and I will never truly die.
As the faces in my past remain alive inside my mind.