days, far too long

far too long
not long enough

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



poem © copyright Brian Shirra 2015


4 thoughts on “days, far too long

    1. 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.

      1. Bingo. The problem is that people make judgments on what they see. Until they are older themselves they can’t know that our cores do not change. It’s like having parallel selves.

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