The Old Curmudgeon - Poem

 

The old curmudgeon walks through town

Wearing a scowl -- his smile upside down

Everyone stays away from him

The poor curmudgeon whose always so grim


They wonder what has made him mad

Why he’s so blue, why he’s so sad

But no one tries to find out why

They cross the street, won’t look him in the eye


If only they would ask

Then maybe they would know

Why his eyes are so sad

Why his face hangs so low


But no one will

And it’s too sad

For perhaps one simple kindness

Would make him glad


Day by day, the curmudgeon goes

And day by day, no one knows

And day by day, no one asks or tires

For they never see the tears in his eyes.

More by this Author

  • Souls Entwined - Poem
    10

    Once souls are knit together, they are never truly separated. Though distance and differences keep them apart there is still a piece that will remain entwined.

  • The Passion of Your Touch - Poem
    31

    Some moments in life take our breath away and linger in our memories forever. These are the moments that shape who we are and how we love.

  • Little Mouse - Poem
    21

    Poetry is the language of the heart. Some of my poems are snippets from the lives of my children. Little mouse tells about my youngest daughter who was rescued from a Romanian Orphanage at the age of 3-months. Her love...


Comments 2 comments

Reynold Jay profile image

Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Simple kindness? I doubt it. You gotta work hard to look this way! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and awesome. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ


miss_jkim profile image

miss_jkim 5 years ago Author

I am honored RJ, for the read, the vote up, the response and the comment. I hope it gave you just a little smile, but I must say you don't look all that curmudgeonly. Oh, and I'm honored to have you as a fan.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working