A Dishevelled State

People are starting to comment on
my dishevelled state,
I have to smile for I never
thought I looked great.

My beard which was once
trimmed and tight,
now has the appearance
best viewed at night.

It is not as if I intended
to let myself go,
but the years caught up
and I started to slow.

My mind and body
are no longer in sync,
which leaves me too much
time on my hands to think.

The dreams I thought
I would have achieved
vanished without trace
to leave me aggrieved

for wasting all the chances
that I had been given,
leaving me empty and alone
in this joyless prison.

aged beard black and white black and white
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7 Comments

  1. Le persone stanno iniziando

    commentare

    il mio stato disordinato,

    Devo sorridere perché non lo faccio mai

    pensavo che stavo bene.

    La mia barba che era una volta

    tagliato e stretto,

    ora ha l’aspetto

    meglio visto di notte.

    Non è come se volessi

    lasciarmi andare,

    gli anni raggiunti

    e ho iniziato a rallentare.

    La mia mente e il mio corpo

    non sono più sincronizzati

    che mi lascia troppo

    tempo da solo a pensare.

    I sogni che ho pensato

    L’avrei raggiunto

    svanito senza lasciare traccia

    lasciarmi addolorato

    per aver sprecato tutte le possibilità

    che mi era stato dato,

    lasciandomi vuoto

    in questa prigione senza gioia.

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  2. The poetry you spin at 50 years are the product of 50 years, however it was spent or bot not spent.

    Such beautiful verses wouldn’t have been if not..

    I love your lines for their poetic fullness…

    Liked by 1 person

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