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Another Window

Standing at my kitchen window,
silver maples dot my neighbors lawn.
I imagine in a different space and time,
peering through another pane of glass —
in a nursing home seeing birds eat a worm,
or a jail cell watching lives roll by on a train.
Life moves fast; things change
by the click of the clock.
Fire.
Flood.
Death.
Soon, I’ll be looking out one more 
window; see my reflection and wonder,
"Who is that strange fellow looking back at me?"
Wrinkles, double chin, gray hair... it scares me to think 
about looking out another window,
especially if mine is the only reflection that I see...

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  1. Date: 3/29/2009 11:24:00 AM
    Another window on the passing of a life ... beautifully done here, Ron. WOW the things they never taught us how to do in school ... like grow old ... LOL ... wonderful selection to be a feature this week at the Soup. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Wonderful poem Ron, the feelings of growing old and then growing old alone are powerful..noone wants to face it alone. Well done capturing those feelings and congratulations on being featured! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 4:20:00 AM
    Yes, sometimes life moves on quicker than we are ready for. I like the way your carry us through time quickly yet in a smooth and seemingly effortless way. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 12:39:00 AM
    Very creative and deep write, Much to think about here... Congrats on your lovely poetry being featured this week, GB and Best Wishes Always Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 9:52:00 AM
    Ron, congrats on your poem being featured..its a good one..as one who is "getting on" I can tell you..getting old is not for the faint of heart. Good write.! BG

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 9:10:00 AM
    congrats on having your poem featured this week! keep up the good work!

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats Ron on "Another Window" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 4:14:00 AM
    This is probably one of the greatest fears many of us can relate to. Not growing old but truly reflecting on what we will or have become. This is a wonderfully written write. Thought provoking. Congratulations on having it featured this week. Many smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 4:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem very thought provoking! Laura :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/25/2009 8:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. This poem mad me sad. Kirstie

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 5:23:00 PM
    You know Ron, I remember this write so well, as your poetry was always so intense and so excellent who could forget? Congrats on being featured this week. Happy to see it here. Love, Shar