by Laura Manley
9/25/2009 / Poetry
I've watched him
quietly slip into
his seventh decade.
By his choice, there is
no recognition of
the path on which
he finds himself.
His coal-black hair
replaced with handsome gray,
his once-bouncing step, now more a shuffle --
I notice a subtle stoop in his shoulders.
Always mindful of his
he attempts to escape
his date with death
by filling each waking
moment with aimless activity.
My heart weeps for him.death
I am a 66-year young Christian writer whose desire is to make a positive difference in people's lives through my writing. My purpose is to show people the love of Jesus Christ. I have four wonderful children (two natural/two step) and seven beautiful grandchildren.
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