ON AGE: A POEM

As quietly as leaves fall from the tree
So tranquil and calm are the changes wrought by age
No unnatural philosophy for eternal glee
Or peace is possible through the words of some sage
Autumn leaves, so does winter for spring to follow
And distress shall melt away like tallow
Time shall heal all wounds and allow
Men to reap what they sow
Sorrow seasons, defeats strengthen
And maturity blends slow with youth's rash shades
For the mind to open and broaden
Hope peeps in and bitterness fades
So let's like the notes of a gently hummed song
Keep singing and cheering and getting along
What we cannot change, we must endure
Life's like morning dew, short lived yet so pure

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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Voted Up & awesome. The poem is truly Wonderful - I loved it! Keep up your good work. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great poem sharon, beautiful words.


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europewalker 4 years ago

Beautifully written poem, well done:) Voted up and awesome.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely, philosophical poem. We change the things we can and just put up with what we can't. The reward will come at the end.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this. We can't change time, but we can endure it. So very true...


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Kamalesh050 Thank you so much! :)


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

Thank you so much cleaner3


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

yes, that's just what I wished to convey and thank you for commenting BlossomSB! :)


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sharonchristy 4 years ago from India Author

So glad you liked it always exploring! :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Flowed like a river and sang like a song.


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sharonchristy 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks Gypsy Rose Lee! :)

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