Late in springtime

Late in springtime

A Poem by Gee
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As life draws to an end.....

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Now long his shadow 'cross the ground
weak the winter sun,
that sets upon a life well lived,
four score years since begun.

Would springtime greet him one more time
as an old friend at a gate,
he smiled, resigned, knowing well,
not next year, he'd be late..........





© 2018 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
To short ????

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Most lives tend to be just that, too short before the grave.

I took maybe too dark a meaning from this... but, that's my business. This puppy seems pretty fatalistic regardless of my take anyway.

(i love poems of this nature)




Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you. I think when our time is running out the body and soul will let us know.
Glad you.. read more
Wonderful words- and sad thought that next year he would be to late- we all wait upon the new beginnings of spring bringing life renewed🌹

Posted 2 Months Ago


Rose Petal🌹

2 Months Ago

Essex is Essex- had some beautiful weather lately actually got a bit of a tan but today overcast and.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

To the younger generation Essex is TOWIE !!!
All is well in MK thanks, off to nanny 40+ carp.. read more
Rose Petal🌹

2 Months Ago

Well enjoy whatever you do🌹
Nice write , no, not too short Gee, You said what you had to say, very well. My mother in law is 100 In a months time, People base so much importance on age. I am seventy six and I am in great health. but if I Kick the bucket real soon Then I am ready for my demise. It hardly matters we die when we are destined to die. My mo in law is much more dead than alive. If I were her I would be glad to float off. I enjoyed your words, my friend....Peter

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Peter
Amazing style n story. Bravo

Posted 9 Months Ago


Well written I really dig the style.


Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

10 Months Ago

Thank you Norah
Magnificent word play it all came together so elegantly . I love poems that have such emotion as yours' does .

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Cheers Johnny
No it was perfect...it left me wanting more not of the poem but more of your writing..a definite pull to the eyes . :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thanks Dawn. Simple is a good friend of mine where writing is concerned
tHANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW, GEE This is a funny state of affairs. I had forgotten I was a member of this group, until I had an email this morning, encouraging submissions. Having read the reviews you receive, I've realised what a number of writing friends I've missed out on.
Regarding Late in Springtime, I don't consider it too short, (you can always add to it if you want to). You mention the ubiquitous 'four score years' - but we have to take into account that our allotment seem to be getting bigger every year. More and more people around the world reach the age of 100+ these days. So I, for one, am going to live every day to the fullest, and go to wherever with a bottle of wine in one hand, a box of chocolates in the other, and singing "I did it my way!" Regards, Mary

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Good on you Mary. Yep you're right the age at which we pop our clogs is gradually rising so we can n.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

Oops, thank you for taking the time to read and comment
Poignant write. I remember my father stopped going to funerals. Which didn't go down well with the family. I realised years later, why. Your poem sums it up perfectly.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Pail
Gee

1 Year Ago

Bollocks....Paul
Oh no, not too short! You have captured many thoughts in your words, thought it is brief. We do not always need many words to make a point for the reader. I like the phrase that indicates that next year, he'd be late. He is resigned to accept what will come and be comfortable with it..........live on, wage the good fight! We shall all end in death, and to accept it is a sign of strength!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sheila

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Added on January 30, 2016
Last Updated on March 25, 2018
Tags: Life, death, winter, spring

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Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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