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Being Old

by John G.Hall 

Posted: 28 March 2004
Word Count: 53
Summary: The Fall of falls....

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Being Old

her eyes
cannot find

her place
is missing
her visit,

her touch
feels nothing
but space,

her thought
is losing
all finds,

her safety
the love net
of family,

her fear
not caught

her life
is a journey
of trips,

being old
the feeling
in the falls.

John G.Hall(C)2004

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Skeetr at 12:33 on 28 March 2004  Report this post
I really like this, John. Touching, emotive -- particularly "being old / the feeling / in the fall" and "her place / is missing / her visit" are striking stanzas.

Wonderful stuff,


suva at 14:04 on 28 March 2004  Report this post
John - This is mournful and wonderful.
I have not been around WW long enough to get a feel for your stuff really but this I like a lot.
How uncomplicated - to be growing old, how entirely natural, and yet..
I love writing that captures the this "and yet" and your poem does just that.
I envy your ability to step back and not to overstate - I am a bit physical and not so subtle that I could write like this.


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