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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Beautifully written and I love the rhymes, I like rhymes a lot, making the whole poem flows so well! I love the ending so much, and i love it when you said ' I once was beautiful', age, years pass by as we grow old... A thoughtful poem! Once again, i love the beauty in your words!
Amazing job!
( Thanks for submitting it to the contest ' Poems!', good luck =D)

Posted 8 Years Ago

A deeply thought provoking and beautiful piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Quite insightful, and what a great ending. Every line was in rhythm with the line that followed. Twas indeed a great write.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Posted 8 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully writing and express thoughts
I often hear my friends tell other friends you look more beautiful
So age is a different kind of unique beauty
we just get better with age
More beautiful and more refined
Love the flow and rhyming
Excellent write

Posted 8 Years Ago

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I really like this rhyming style, as for the poem I just loved it... Beauty will always shine in the sparkle of the eye, beauty will always remain in the heart and soul
beautifully written

Posted 8 Years Ago

Age, what has age ever done for me, but give me aching limbs and wrinkled skin, age, what has age left me with, but distant memories of happy times, age, what will you now do for me, but loan me a casket in the ground. I was at no time Beautiful. Enjoyed your poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

To me age has it's own beauty and perhaps it really is more beautiful then youth. I like this.

Posted 8 Years Ago

i loved it

Posted 8 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

amazing job i loved it :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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56 Reviews
Shelved in 7 Libraries
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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