Old Woes In New Clothes

Old Woes In New Clothes

A Chapter by Louis McKraker



Tonight is one of those nights

When even the most inspiring soliloquy

Fails to fill me with delight

Today I felt serene as if in a dream

But am now face to face with a charade

That would make Death himself utter a fearful scream

My thoughts are often like a firefly in the night--

I have forever left somewhere behind

The only light I ever knew in life

Indeed, I appear fresh-pressed

But while so avidly dressed

I am still an inexplicable guest--

At best--


Underneath this visage that is sweetly worn

There is a spirit that never ceases to fly

Even when its wings are tired and torn

True, time and trial, together, have weakened my breathe

But I’m not just what I appear to be, I am what I am

And so I will be unto the time of my death--

© 2019 Louis McKraker

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Added on November 18, 2018
Last Updated on January 10, 2019


Louis McKraker
Louis McKraker


My name is Louis McKraker. I was born in Central Alabama and began writing at age nine. I don't have much to say about myself, except I'm a Piscean. I prefer poetry over prose. I love storytelling... more..

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