Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 19, 2016

An Elderly Child~by Paul F. Lenzi



An Elderly Child


“Abstract Head Life & Death” by Alexei Jawlensky

unkindness of years

overtakes his light spirit

too long at his toils

left weakened and weary

a master no longer

returned to plebeian

beginnings an elderly child

in course of his endings

descends to dependency

mountaintop granite

reduced to low gravel

necrotic felled stones

in a slurry of bones

without stature or use

without vigor of youth

in this living for dying

death lives in his eyes


  1. [ Smiles ] Lovely poetry!

  2. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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