Years Flow By

Years Flow By

A Poem by Andrew John
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Free but rhythmic

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I watch my years flow by

from chair, from sofa, bed.

I watch my life go by.

 

And life sees me go by -

my folks, my friends, my pals.

How long will this go on?

 

What do they think of me

as they can see me pass

so swiftly, this way, that?

 

Little life goes by

from chair, from sofa, bed.

What now is there to see

as I watch life go by?

 

(10.04.24)

© 2024 Andrew John


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Powerful work. You create the scene and foreboding feeling.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Andrew John

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much, Thomas.
A universal outcome awaiting all. I like the truth and rhythmic quality to your poem.
Reality hits like a brick.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Andrew John

1 Month Ago

Many thanks, Sami.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome sir.
Definitely rhythmic...
like life is if we join in with the music of dancing to it.

But if we sit this one out, there will be no second chance.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Andrew John

1 Month Ago

Nice observation, J. Thanks, as always.
Hello Andrew. A melancholic poem. When I read your stanzas, I thought of my aunt in a residential home. Chair, sofa , bed. That is very much how her days pass, but she is 91 and has dementia. Younger people who feel this way, could well be suffering from depression.

What do they think of me ? is asked and I would like to know what does the poet think of them? There is so much to reflect on this piece. I hope all is ok with you. Have a good Wednesday.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Andrew John

1 Month Ago

Thanks very much for an interesting observation and revelation re your aunt. I had this tucked away .. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

It certainly does stir the brain cells. It’s good to find poems tucked away and forgotten about. I.. read more

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Added on April 10, 2024
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Tags: chair, sofa, bed, life, goes by, folks, little life

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Andrew John
Andrew John

Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom



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