Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Eulogy For Youth - Poem by Jack Growden

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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.

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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…


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Copyright Jack Growden 2014. Please comment your thoughts.

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  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (4/30/2014 11:13:00 PM)

    Thanks George, I appreciate your feeback! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie George C. Gates (3/28/2014 2:00:00 AM)

    Really great work. I really enjoyed reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (1/22/2014 9:37:00 PM)

    Thanks Lyn, I enjoyed writing it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,331 Points Lyn Paul (1/22/2014 7:08:00 AM)

    Great words from a young man. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (1/21/2014 3:36:00 PM)

    Sorry to hear of your loss Mike! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 666 Points 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

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (1/12/2014 3:32:00 AM)

    Thanks Ed, I enjoyed writing it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (1/11/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    Thanks Gajanan, I appreciate your feedback. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,840 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/11/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    good one, thanks, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,840 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/11/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    good one, thanks, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,840 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/11/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    good one, thanks, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,840 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/11/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    good one, thanks, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,840 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/11/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    good one, thanks, I like it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014


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