Tony Adah

The Old Woman

An old woman
Took a walk
Down the pond way
Trotting like a discret poacher
Her third leg leading her way
She walks with steps unheard
Age beaten,
Her waist
Bent over her
Equally spent walking stick.
In her mouth fulfilling
An age old tradition,
A chewing stick grew
Amongst her scanty dentures
Dripping spittle
Like a tired dog
Under the the sun.
At the serene pond
Her co-visitors of
Skaters, dragonflies, beetles etc
Came to pay
Nature a noble visit
She sat on a huge granite slab
Beside the pond watching
Nature's way of interrelationships.
When she looked into the pond
She saw another old woman like her,
Peeping back at her
She stood up
And her second self did same
All with the chewing stick
All with her third leg.
When she withdrew
Her other self too
Disappeared until
Lost in the pond.

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: Nature

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 Old Woman by Tony Adah )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. A Prayer For My Daughter, William Butler Yeats
  5. Love, Sarah Flower Adams
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Love's Substitute, Bernard O'Dowd
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. The Tiger, William Blake
  10. Palanquin Bearers, Sarojini Naidu

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Affection for, hasmukh amathalal
  2. Not a jungle., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. They Are Editing Journals To Be Poets & .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. unemployment, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Pearl of Wisdom, hafiz qasim
  6. As lovely chance, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Worldly pleasure, gajanan mishra
  8. Create sweetness, hasmukh amathalal
  9. No Means No, Gillu Rahul
  10. Self Pride, Katherine Perry
[Hata Bildir]