Treasure Island

Richard Lackman

(Philadelphia)

old man


As I go through life I understand
The changes that my body must endure
And as for me I've learned how to withstand
My aging as I pass through every door

It seems much less severe until I see
My mirrored image, when with much surprise
I see an old man staring back at me
With weathered features framing sunken eyes

I view attractive women with a glance
And wonder how exciting it would be
To foster just a short, intense romance
But then recall what they must see in me

I guess I had my chance to dance and fling
While still a young man living out each day
But now the time has come for me to sing
One last ballad as I slip away

Submitted: Sunday, April 29, 2012

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  • Joseph Anderson (6/8/2012 6:31:00 PM)

    It is nice to hear from another old timer.A good description of what aging is all about. HANG ON AND KEEP GOING (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Carey (5/8/2012 12:21:00 AM)

    With age comes wisdom, life experiences and many many many accomplishments and this leads to a beautiful soul that so many people are so incredibly blessed to even know. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (5/7/2012 7:53:00 PM)

    There's alot of understanding, and no small amount of wisdom in these well stated thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/4/2012 3:17:00 AM)

    Oh, no, don`t slip away, that was sad but a beautiful poem, love knows no age at all.there may be many more ballads to sing yet. (Report) Reply

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