Treasure Island

Jack Growden

(1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Eulogy For Youth


I once ventured upon a hillside
At dawn when the weather was best.
I skipped and I hopped right to the top,
Possessed by jubilant youthful zest;
Free from adult anguish and worry,
So I never could have guessed
That one day I would be back again
Troubled, and feeling far from blessed.

**********

Fatigued and glum like a winter’s morn,
My shoulders encumbered with woe,
I troudge miserably up the hillside,
As with the rain, many tears flow.
Though nonetheless, the higher I get
I realise I already know:
Youth is like the Sun; the Sun does set
And hence it is time to let go…

Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014

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  • Mike Barrett (1/19/2014 10:47:00 AM)

    I agree. My brother-in-law, who was 67, passed away this past January 10th. Yesterday I I went to the rooming house where he had been living to remove his personal effects. Thankfully, another relative came with me because we had to move one item which,5 years ago I could have done myself. But not now. As written in Desiderata, Take kindly the counsel of the years gracefully surrendering the things of youth. However, within Soul, I remain carefree, grateful, and optimistic. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (1/12/2014 1:47:00 AM)

    living at times makes one weary and watching yourself age as a result can be hard. Missing that carefree lifestyle you might have had when younger is always tough to watch slip away especially when those are your best years and memories. Clever how it was a eulogy for youth just like the title says. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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