Lasting truth

To find the truth in you and make it last,
your eyes reflecting what has been unsaid,
a mere reminder of your troubled past,
your shoulders tired of your weary head,
to see the pain in you that hasn’t gone
it all is there in every close embrace.
I feel now time and aging must have won
your mind is drifting to another place.

Then, like a flower on a Winter’s day
it is your smile, that makes the sadness fade,
and joy is felt, your past drifted away,
new truth is now another memory made.

I made the pic of the Marigolds blooming on Jan. 20. They inspired me to the poem about old age.

Comments on: "Lasting truth" (12)

  1. Lovely sentiments, lovely rhyme. Nice image too. Thank you Ina. The elderly should have much more of our respect.

  2. This is a great poem Ina!

    I am pleased that your new camera led you to your taking this picture which then led to the inspiration for the poem!!! Wonderful!

    Love and hugs

    Christine xx

    • Thank you Christine πŸ™‚ I also made a pic that was not sharp, so I have to learn a bit, but it is fun. And the camera sees a lot better than I do. The pictures always turn out more detailed than I remember the occasion πŸ™‚ So I now realize our ‘garden’ could do with some tidying up perhaps. πŸ™‚

      Love and hugs xx

  3. Ina, what a beautiful poem. Each line reflected an inner longing, a memory to hold on to or let go. I really like this.

  4. incredible! so lovely an sweet, a pleasure to read (: xx

  5. You take me back to those occasions when I saw my mother smile.

    Thank you for that.



  6. Wintering flowering…I’m all for it, Ina! Wonderful picture and ‘caption’!

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