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I never saw it coming

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I never saw it coming

I never saw it coming 
It just crept up unawares
Probably this morning
Whilst I was still upstairs
I thought I caught a glimpse 
As I had my tea and toast
For just a fleeting moment
Like a phantom or a ghost
It was later that it hit me
And the feeling left me cold
I realised that suddenly
I’d gotten bloody old
Looking in the mirror
For reflections never lie
I saw a total stranger
And he looked me in the eye
Reflecting on the image
And all that I could see
Sadly I concluded
That this, was really me

……………………………….......I never saw it coming 

© John W Fenn  20-08-2009

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  1. Date: 9/1/2009 4:24:00 PM
    Nice Write, Loved It, Always Cherica Lynn <3

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 9:04:00 PM
    This is so realistic, and scary in a way, I am almost 20 which is half way to 40! I think about getting old all the time haha

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 2:43:00 PM
    I really like this one. Age has a way of catching up with us. Keep writing. Sara