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Heartless Thief

Time is the thief that takes our bonny youth
and turns it into less than perfect age,
wrapped in a blanket made of prickly thorns.

Unwillingly we wrap up in the thorns.
Remembering how painless was our youth,
we resent the sheer discomfort of old age.

Aware that wisdom only comes with age,
we seek a way to bear the hurtful thorns,
for there is no return to lusty youth

Sweet youth must pay the way for age and thorns.

For Andrea's   tritina contest

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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Beautiful job, Joyce! I love the idea of time as a thief. There are some wonderful metaphors in this gem of a poem. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:29:00 AM
    You nailed it! congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:51:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, ...Seren

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 2:18:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your superwin my dear friend, Joyce. This is an amazing tritina indeed! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Joyce, this happens to be a xool and exciting new form in which Andrea, introduced for her contest. ~ CONGRATULATIONS with your awesome Tritina winning poem. Take Care, LINDA

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Perfectly done Joyce, many cudos to you!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:10:00 AM
    So much truth, and such a perfect poem!! Well done, Joyce! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Joyce very nicely written. If only we could revisit our youth for one day and breath deeply in our youthful energy to recharge are old age. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:29:00 AM
    Excellent write in this challenging form Joyce!Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:52:00 AM
    Joyce congrats on your win, excellent poem...David

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 12:41:00 AM
    This pain was expressed well, congrats

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:47:00 PM
    I chose this high because I SO relate to it and also you just did a great job with the form, Joyce. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 11:11:00 PM
    Lovely write my friend Joyce..Big Congratulations on your win. Cheers!!! :)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:15:00 AM
    I haven't tried this form yet.....but this looks like a winner to me!!

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:48:00 PM
    Joyce, you did a wonderful job with this form. Great poem! Love, Kim