A Twilight Age

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A Twilight Age

We reach a twilight age,
When every pristine page
Has already been perused,
Thumbed, digested, used.
We've been there, seen it, done it,
Fought our corner, sometimes won it,
Heard gross tetes and bigger cheeses
Spout the nonsense they think pleases.

Bloody conflicts, costly war,
God knows what their fight is for.
What do all these deaths achieve,
When millions more are left to grieve?
We've borne disease, lived through pandemic
And seen how greed can be endemic,
Witnessed poverty, violence, hate,
Some things, they barely fluctuate.

Of course, we've seen the brighter side,
Loved and laughed until we've cried,
Blessed with children, watched them growing
Up contented, happy showing
Nurtured wisdom, common sense,
A bouncing back resilience.
Our parents having guided through,
It's mirrored in our children too.

We've sung, we've danced, we've had that ball
And money's never been our all,
We know the value of real friends,
A lifetime shared until all ends
And now our race is almost done,
We've made the most, we've had some fun.
One mystery left, take note, remark it,
What happens when we finally cark it?

13 Comments on “A Twilight Age

  1. Life summed up in a beautiful, varied, digestible nutshell. But as always, death defies the nutshell. Sits outside, thumb to nose, toothless, grinning. A lovely poem. You are so good at rhythm.

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  2. Evolution of a human life; the sun of its pieces, wonderfully written, Mr. H. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™Intuitively knew the meaning of โ€œCarkโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

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