David Blair


The Survivor


How wonderful
she said
You're 85.
What a long life.

Long...yes.
I'm a survivor
and my body
aches a lot.

My mind only
works fitfully
and one thing
she should understand.

Being a survivor
I had to see
a generation
vanish around me.

Family and friends
all departed
to the great
unknown forever.

I am still
here but
at what
an emotional price.

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Edited: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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