The Old Man

The Old Man

A Poem by Malark
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I am the Old Man,
rugged and worn,
the oaths are gone,
all the oaths I've sworn.

I am an Old Friend,
grey and part decayed,
the memory is gone,
all the memories I've made.

I am an Old Hero,
respectful and keen,
the vision is gone,
and all the beauty I've seen.

I am the Old Man,
and as I dress in my finest clothes and cotton,
time passes by,
and I am soon forgotten.

© 2015 Malark


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This was stunning. Poignantly written, with obvious heartfelt and genuine emotion. The metre and flow were superbly crafted, and the piece was both easy to understand and comprehend. You don't always have to break out the thesaurus and pen obscure, humongous vernacular to get a point across in an unpretentious and quite elegant fashion. Your point, and your wonderful message, gets driven home here, in this touching poem...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

6 Years Ago

Indeed your words are true, and I thank you for a very devoted review and consideration. I've accept.. read more



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One of the best Ive seen in oh so long

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much! :P
hey, amazing poem with a true message. My heart got filled with emotions on reading it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much, I'm glad you connected with my work :]
i reread this...reminds me so much of my father...still alive but at 94, losing it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

5 Years Ago

I'm sorry to read this news, but I'm glad you reread this, I hope you find peace and clarity with wh.. read more
So saddened by this, it is true that they are forgotten so quickly, lest we forget all the fallen. As always a very poignant write.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your words and thoughts.
Sad but true how we grow, we age we are known then somehow gorgotten....may we be able to have such defining moments in not only our lives but others as well so we are not forgotten.

Nice one.
Regards
Troy

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

5 Years Ago

Thank you Troy.
I still have a ways to go, to see something beautiful huh. Age is but a number, though a very accurate one. Interesting piece, and enjoyed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much. The message is unmistakeable and true for all of us. I'm glad you enjoyed it :]
i am getting there or am already there...and god, i hope my existence isn't that easily forgotten...

i really felt this...excellent piece.

jacob

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you could take away from it's message and feel the meaning. Thanks for readin.. read more
This was stunning. Poignantly written, with obvious heartfelt and genuine emotion. The metre and flow were superbly crafted, and the piece was both easy to understand and comprehend. You don't always have to break out the thesaurus and pen obscure, humongous vernacular to get a point across in an unpretentious and quite elegant fashion. Your point, and your wonderful message, gets driven home here, in this touching poem...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

6 Years Ago

Indeed your words are true, and I thank you for a very devoted review and consideration. I've accept.. read more
Grand children never forget their grandfather...nicely done....Rose

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Malark

6 Years Ago

Very true, I know I won't. Thanks for reading!
Caleb

1 Year Ago

I’m still young. I do not understand. But I hope I make most of my life
If he was friend and hero, he will never be forgotten. I am happy that he wasn't, 'The Young Man.' This sounds like a well~lived life. Angi~

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Malark

6 Years Ago

I agree, someone somewhere will remember the great deeds and glorious triumphs of someone beloved.

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