I Once Was Beautiful

I Once Was Beautiful

A Poem by Treo LeGigeo
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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 love the Ottava Rima rhyming style of this poem. It works really well. Old father time get to us all. Delightfully versed.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is amazing, I like this alot.

Posted 8 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this poem. Especially pertinent is
`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.'
We may not like growing old but the hope is we are wiser!

Posted 8 Years Ago


you opened so many doors for the readers , People always blame time for their misery but u cleared all confusion . loved your words .

Posted 8 Years Ago


beauty permeates to the core and is forever rooted~ the physical shell is but the luggage for the treasured content of being~
I love the mixture of classical and modern array within the composition~

Posted 8 Years Ago


Beauty shines through even in the aged..The knowledge that we gain through living is wonderful for sure...I am glad that I chose this one read this eve..Your work opened the door to much thought..Enjoyed..Sunflower

Posted 8 Years Ago


this poem is so true. and the flow is elegant mixed with wisdom, well done :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


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this was really beautiful. It flows pretty good and makes a lot of sense in many different ways. I love the last two lines. It was really good. Great job

Posted 8 Years Ago


Such amazing emotion and beautiful as well.
I like this write alot!

Posted 8 Years Ago


nice

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

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Treo LeGigeo
Treo LeGigeo

Sydney, NSW, Australia



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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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