Joan Fontanilla Balmania

Rookie (January 21,1989 / Caloocan City, Philippines)

The Midroad


Aging. The withering stage of life
A busy avenue on a cracked cement
A new building with rusty railings
A car with a flat tire
An empty wallet,
A stale bread
And I don't believe in afterlife

Aging. The bittering stage of growth
Behold teenagers with disgust
Watch lovers with hatred
Read romance with sickness
Regard beauty with hatefulness
See men with distaste
And admit reality with loath

Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

Related Poems

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Midroad by Joan Fontanilla Balmania )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. To an Athlete Dying Young, Alfred Edward Housman
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. midnight dream, Cee Bea
  2. know you are there...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  3. You Are Your Wish, Gbolagade Taiwo
  4. a small stop...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  5. Id est, Frank Avon
  6. December 28th: Feast Of The Holy Innocents, Saiom Shriver
  7. End of the Year, Light Mark
  8. Let It Be on Monday, God, Donal Mahoney
  9. Rain, Devin Lasker
  10. Lyrics Lifted Aloft, Saiom Shriver
[Hata Bildir]