Old Age

By Charles Stokes

Charles Stokes

What is old?

The beautiful Oak that was an acorn 400 years ago;

The great Red Wood that has stood for 1,000 years;

The tiny gnat that has flown for 2 weeks;

The graying of the mahogany black;

The touch of the once soft creamy yellow, and brown;

The eyes of clear blue, brown, and green -that haze over, but see more clearly;

That strength that was once defiant- out ran.

Fatigue, sadness and longing…

What is old age?


© 2019 Charles Stokes, All Rights Reserved, Email: cds4427@comcast.net

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