days, far too long

days
far too long
nights
not long enough

there is no secret
so I am told
to the business
of getting old

 

 

poem © copyright Brian Shirra 2015

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4 comments on “days, far too long

  1. margo roby says:

    My mother’s thought on this would be ‘Boy, howdy’. She discovered growing old almost overnight, so is not doing well. She would love to just sleep.

    • I have been there with my own mother a few years ago now. I truly hope that she gets the rest she deserves and the help that she needs. It is very annoying that there is still this 17/18 year old me inside my head that my body refuses to co-operate with. When, as a society, we see people age on the surface we would do well to remember the young person often trapped inside.

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