What Do You See?

Before your eyes, here I stand,

The outer shell projects an older man.

 

If you could look inside, you would see

A younger, happy person, trying to be.

 

You’re young outside, while outside I’m old.

Your years are in metamorphosis; my years are gold.

 

These lines you see etched in my face

Are but a war map of life as I’ve run my race.

 

Your years are in front of you; mine are behind.

Who’s better off? It’s all in the mind.

 

You’re entangled in cell phones and Facebook, an electronic age,

Leaving no time for wise words of a sage.

 

Like Lemmings by the millions rushing to the sea,

You Tweet and text, playing games on Xbox and TV.

 

Your life will slide by unnoticed by you.

You’ll wonder where it went, just like I do.

 

Yes, your face will wrinkle and your hair will turn grey.

You’ll be amazed at the image your mirror portrays.

 

How was your life? Was it well-lived?

Did you prosper and marry? Did you forgive?

 

What did you accomplish? What have you to show?

What will you leave behind when it’s time to go?

 

In my twilight years, I wait to become and to be.

When you look at me, honestly, what do you see?

About wfosterwelborn

I was born in a small town in southern Mississippi, but I have traveled the world and completed a career in the U.S. Air Force. I am always exploring and learning new things. From the time I was a young man, I always had the desire to write. With my writing, I want the reader to know that I wish to light a candle in the darkness and hopefully enable others to enjoy life more.

Posted on August 31, 2015, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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