Old Guy Photography

The Old Guy … Old Man …


Old Man


Old man sitting alone in the dark.

What was just yesterday,

Now a long distant memory.

Oh, the past lurks behind all of us.


In silence, rocking endlessly,

Without direction,

Without purposeful intent,

Without a breath of protest.


Old man sitting in the dark,

Watching the parade,

Of unrealized hopes, denied ambitions,

Of dreams that withered and died.


The darkness hides so much,

And can be a Master speaking softly.

But the light of day still whispers promised truth,

To an old man sitting alone in the dark.


jem © 2018




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From the book ‘Swan Song’ by jem 2008 

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 … Old Man …

  1. This makes my heart ache G. You say so much with those few words…. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  2. Thank you Ms Terri for your kind and generous comment. Thank you also for your wonderful and informative blog. Peace be with you this day. g


  3. As always John, your poetry brings tears to my eyes 😢❤️

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  4. It’s true, innit, even for ‘old woman sitting in the dark’.

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  5. ‘But the light of day still whispers promised truth’. I am clinging to this line. Your beautiful and poignant poetry, your great eye for photography make this blog a place I love to return, if only to say hi 🙂 Please keep writing. You have so much to say about the dark nights and sunny days, and you don’t want your camera get rusty too 🙂
    Wishing you a peaceful and light Christmas! ❤

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  6. Thank you Ms inese … don’t get to take many photographs these days. I have had two falls in two months plus a very bad cold. Fortunately, I am doing better. I am thinking out and planning a new project but it is going to be in the Spring. I am working on a series for the County library which has been interesting. I plan to no fall and keep healthy. Have a wonderful holiday season. I send you a prayer and a smile for Christmas. g


  7. So sad. But there must be more. The morning sun should bring new plans and new hope for smiles.

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