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

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The rainbow of reason ends
With a pot of gold and jabberwocky.
When hippocampus dwells in solitary,
                    forgotten dormitories
of the expatriated mind.

In planned visits 
To familiar spaces,
When elapsed faces are still hailed with fervor, 
         and hasty,		
                      vivid candor,
As though they had never gone.

Deep in thought
In cavernous bowels tangled lost, 
Remote repartees recurring restlessly. 
  	                    and ever leery	
of echoing footsteps anxiously nearing, as though someone might overhear. 

As even eyes fail to mirror
The twilight of past vigor,
Speaking in feeble voices muddled beneath walls,
            beneath walls,
	           beneath walls,
	                     beneath walls.
Walking politely in ancient, and empty, imaginary halls.

The stars stop still and unfleeting
Listening to last breaths, and the heart’s last beating,
To hearken timid last words from the past's last illusions,
            past apparitions,
                         past veritas
                                   past delusions,
Where celestial alae still go a-flutter with lost aspirations.

When the frail hand that once held and sheltered
Cannot even rattle dandelion clocks,
Or crush delicate imago wings into dust,
          and caress, 
                  and feel,
                           and touch, 
Save for Elysian veldts
Where the rainbow of reason ends.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2014 6:34:00 AM
    This has a deep meaning... congratulations being featured.

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 5:40:00 AM
    There is no greater write on the subject ... bravo for the explorations and excavations of the trembling soul ... exquisite with beauty it becomes a favorite, congratulations on being featured.

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome featured write! Love, shar

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:45:00 PM
    Congrats Ryan on "Senility" being re-featured. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:04:00 AM
    This is wonderfu, captivating and inspiring poem deserve to be featured. Enjoy the honor it brings. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having your poem featured to my other comment. Another honor for this poem. Keep on sharing your talent with us. Karen

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 5:47:00 AM
    Now this is something. At times I can not believe that "they" call their writings POEMS or worse themselves POETS. It repulses me. And oh the first prize was a shape poem I don't know why it is called a poem at all. Congratulations. I like the verbal calisthenics suited for the form the poem is attempting.

  1. Date: 9/30/2008 6:34:00 AM
    A truly enigmatic and captivating write! You deserved the win! Congratulations...