Old Guy Photography

The Old Guy … Realization …



I have never thought of myself,

As an old man,

With old man hands that betray me,

With old man steps that falter …

And an old man’s mind,

That no longer questions.


Yesterday has become a blur.

Was it true that not so long ago,

I was loved, and loved …

Once laughter came freely,

And I could see with clear determination,

Beyond the horizon.


Now my mirror shows a stark reality,

And in the harsh reflection,

I realize,

With a small sense of acknowledgment,

That I have begun to feel every inch,

of what stares back at me.


My rest is coming with measured steps,

I do not know where or when.

The burden of this old man knowing,

Is not mine,

For I have released it all to the wind and God.


Jem © 2018




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Author: geezer94

I was told by my grandfather that if you are destined to hang you'll never drown. I have never been afraid of water . . .

9 thoughts on “The Old Guy … Realization …

  1. Another poignant poem, John. Your poems amaze me.

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  2. Lovely! Isn’t it funny how we see someone our own age and we think how old they are? Where have the years gone!

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  3. This captures the emotional process of aging perfectly. How did it happen? Like all young people, I used to think I would be young forever….

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  4. Not you, for sure. Forget the mirrors and gazing upon well used hands, they are not the real you. Inside you’re the same.🖖🏻

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  5. Such a beautiful poem John. Your writing is evidence of mind and soul still very much sentient, present and insightful.

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  6. Well ain’t that the truth. Well said.


  7. John, this is a beautiful poem. The old man in the mirror is known for his great photography, poetry, writings, wisdom and intelligent sense of humor. He also cooks!


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