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I have never considered myself to be an old man
Though clues a plenty have been evident along the way

Eyes have dimmed, my gait has slowed but I still do what I can
But reality got my attention, slammed me hard today

When I tipped my hat and smiled at a lady so pretty so young so sweet
And she kindly extended her hand and offered to help me across the street

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:23:00 AM
    Good work, the body grows old but the heart stays the age you want it to stay. Enjoy your day

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 8:12:00 PM
    What a sweety! Keep that smile workin!

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:40:00 PM
    I got asked for my ID when I went to a nearby saloon for a beer. That felt good considering I am 55 now. Good entertaining write.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Got a chuckle..My daddy would have taken her hand and let her help him after she left he would have gone back across the street..My daddy said, "Old rats like cheese just like young rats"..Enjoyed reading this afternoon...Thanks for stopping by....Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 11:46:00 PM
    Ha, ha!, ha! You are right Donald! Reality is reality! Your consolation is everyone will get there, just a matter of time. Nice rhyming poem. I promise to get up early every morning with a purpose like feeding my dog! Dalila

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 11:54:00 PM
    Lol...nice! I appreciate the humor. Good write

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 4:11:00 PM
    im only 38, but sometimes it's just nice to know someone's got your back! nice poem

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:04:00 PM
    Well, I stopped with line one because I see your truths are hitting closer and closer to home. Thanks for the comment on the subjective poem i wrote. I tried to follow the advice of Dr. Brooks in the blog I put up a couple of days ago. Have not been able to know (up until reading dr. Brooks) how to distinguish a subjective haiku.

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:34:00 PM
    Lovely poem and lol you are still young :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Awww lol. You're only as old as you feel. :-)