I Once Was Beautiful

I Once Was Beautiful

A Poem by Treo LeGigeo



Time, ‘tis he who allows the flowers grow,
Then throws them away as dust on the ground,
Time, ‘tis he who lets beauty come and go,
When he spins and whirls the seasons around.

He changes the living things in the world,
Steals away from us our looks, our beauty,
Leaving only ancient ruins unfurled,
Though he is doing naught but his duty,

He is no villain, no not in the least,

Only he compels us to learn and grow,

With age comes wisdom, like sun in the East,

He will teach us all we will ever know.


I remember yes, remember I do,

Of a time when my mind was still young,

When I laughed and played in the water blue,

And each and everyday I danced and sung.


I do not resent that he took my youth,

Otherwise I’d be forever a child,

I’d rather be old, and know of truth,
Than live ignorant, juvenile, and wild.

But indeed, for this I have paid a price,

Now my air, my energy has faded,

But no, this exchange has no major vice,

For never will I ever feel jaded.


Now I am aged and may seem pitiful,
But I tell you, I once was beautiful.

© 2013 Treo LeGigeo

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"I do not resent that he took my youth,
Otherwise I’d be forever a child,
I’d rather be old, and know of truth,
Than live ignorant, juvenile, and wild."

Since I was a child, I've always wondered what the creases on their forehead meant. When I grew older, I've realized those lines speak of how they're toughen, molded, and strengthen by the length of time they've spent on earth. Wisdom looks ugly from the outside, but it's a beauty I'll never exchange.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Beautiful write indeed, like this it is sweet

Posted 10 Years Ago

Bittersweet and beautiful. I love it.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is a beautiful and poignant poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

For never will I ever feel jaded.
Nice write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Nice work ... very sweet words !!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Great words

Posted 11 Years Ago

beautifully written, very smooth structure that is perfect for this. I love the message- peaceful, truthful, beautifully spoken

Posted 11 Years Ago

Love this poem. It flows beautifully, effortlessly. The imposed rhyme structure works so well and the message is indeed profound. Very good poem! Enjoyed greatly!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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56 Reviews
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Added on September 16, 2010
Last Updated on April 3, 2013
Tags: Time, Change, Old, Wisdom, Knowledge, Nature


Treo LeGigeo
Treo LeGigeo

Sydney, NSW, Australia

I'm from Australia, so some people may find that I spell things differently. I love writing and have had a couple of publications of short stories and novellas under a pseudonym. I started .. more..


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