Once upon a time, I wrote poetry!
Somewhere deep inside my #LetsDiscuss2020 #DiscussionSunday post about my regimen vs. impulse posting, I posed the question if anyone thought it might be fun for me to post some of my poetry here on my blog. Well, a couple of people showed interest, and the rest of you can just click on by if you aren’t poetry people (I promise, I won’t be the least bit offended)! This one was written in 1976!
So, forgive me – I was very young!
To age: Remember
The old man with the laughing face
stood silently in the sun.
Looks out on almost a century of change
looks out through tinted glasses,
red from age.
I love him, I am him
his younger child who has his name.
White washed years
amid the balmy foliage
where “take me here”‘s and
“Watch me there”‘s
echo in his eyes.
Words, names faces, dates, places
are timeless times inside him.
I am him, I love him
brimming mind; flowing heart.
one step at a time,
holding steady solid
on roads of fading clouds
he walks his time out painlessly
clear and sweet filled years.
© Davida Chazan – all rights reserved. (This poem won 1st prize for best poem and was published in the 1978 “Dudes” Magazine at Oakton Community College, DesPlains, Illinois.)