A Poem by Emily Feret

I was thinking a lot about elders who deserve respect and how that is very true but it's really only true if they respect you too. It should be mutual.. Always expect respect but only if you give it.




You stand frail

But still trying to lift boulders to remind yourself you once could,

Refusing help as your worn out body fails you again


You sit high on your throne that you built yourself

Touching clouds

Zeus in your own mind


Judging those below you even though you once stood in their shoes

Dug their ditches


Age does now always deserve respect

When respect is demanded and not returned


Even the mightiest fall

And you will too

And you will meet God with the realization that you are not one


He will not shake your hand even though you will reach out

You will be expected to bow

© 2015 Emily Feret

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Added on April 1, 2015
Last Updated on April 1, 2015
Tags: zeus, poetry, writing, poems, god, religion, fight, family, love, respect


Emily Feret
Emily Feret


My name is Emily Jeanne and I am 21 years old. I have always been one to stand firmly for everything I believe in, and everything I do, I do with a passion that I hope never fades. I have always strov.. more..

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