The Eyes of My Elders

The eyes of my elders

Defiant and Bold

 

The eyes of my elders

hold secrets untold

 

The eyes of my elders

saw wonders and pain

 

The eyes of my elders

see spring in the rain

 

The eyes of my elders

have knowledge of stars

 

The eyes of my elders

are healing my scars

 

The eyes of my elders

saw friends to their graves

 

The eyes of my elders

sailed harrowing waves

 

The eyes of my elders

know babies by heart

 

The eyes of my elders

keep music and art

 

The eyes of my elders

the stories they tell

 

The eyes of my elders

are tolling the knell

 

The eyes of my elders

spread love all around

 

The eyes of my elders

now look at the ground

 

The eyes of my elders

are closing to sleep

 

The eyes of my elders

are now mine to keep

 

 

 

Author: smithaw50

I live in NJ. Concentrating now on a getting a full time writing career started. Glad you could be with me on the journey. Ready? Here we go...

4 thoughts on “The Eyes of My Elders”

    1. And the emphasis continues to focus on looking and feeling and acting younger. Dammit, I’ll be 56 in May, and I don’t care. I LIKE that I’ve lived to be this age; some of the people I grew up with did not.

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      1. Indeed. We should be thankful for small mercies. Age is just a number anyway, you are as young as you want to be, I always say. I’m a 12yr old riding around in a 50yr old car thats seriously in need of an upgrade! 😂😂

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