David Blair


The Survivor - Poem by David Blair

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.


Comments about The Survivor by David Blair

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (5/15/2014 4:09:00 AM)

    a touching poem indeed. it reminds me of Thomas Moore's poem Oft in the Stilly Night. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Paul Reed (5/15/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    How brilliant that you are writing poetry at 85. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Paul Reed (5/15/2014 2:51:00 AM)

    How wonderful that you are writing poetry at 85. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 15, 2014


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