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Below is the poem entitled Ageing which was written by poet Abi Morgan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Pictures on the mantlepiece
Of those in your heart,
Black and white or with a crease
Where they have come so far;
Taken only yesterday,
Yet forty years ago;
Remember when you used to play 
Out in the sun, the snow?
But the faces slowly fade,
Growing weaker in the light;
You feel you have outstayed
Your time here ends tonight.
Now a beautiful tear
Catches in your ruffled skin;
You will leave it here, 
And wait for it to begin.

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  1. Date: 6/20/2012 3:18:00 PM
    This poem makes me shiver but not in anticipation !!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 3:15:00 PM
    This seems a more comfortable approach to relieve the stress of aging <3