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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Such a beautiful poem! Full of wisdom, life and knowledge. :D

Posted 7 Years Ago

This was terribly well crafted and universal, it tamed my harshest inner critic.

Posted 7 Years Ago

There is such truth in your words! Well said.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Love the poem, it's great!

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Posted 7 Years Ago

I love the last line. Nice poem too. Good job :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is simply divine and spoken, I could see this working so well love! A beautiful reflection..reaches out at the heart! xx

Posted 8 Years Ago

love the analogies and the flow and rhythm..very moving and poignant

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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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