Get Your Premium Membership

Poem of the Week - A New Poem Every Week

The Poem of the Week is the highest rated poem from the previous week on PoetrySoup. We use a special formula to determine the selected poem. A poem cannot be selected more than once as poem of the week. Also, the poem must have been posted within the past week (or so). See also: Poem of the Day.

 Subscribe to the poem of the week and get a poem emailed to you once a week.


Poems are below...

arthur vaso Avatar arthur vaso - LIFETIME Premium Member arthur vaso - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem of the day entitled Old Man which was written by poet arthur vaso.

Old Man

Old man

he lived over there
in a house of dreams

	every day
	he fetched his mail

I woke 
	             when he died

Now I stare at the window
	                                       where a little boy

		            watches me fetch my mail


Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 3/18/2019 5:13:00 PM
back with congrats on POTD! xomo
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2019 8:54:00 AM
What an impact, almost the same as what comes around goes around.. Loneliness is ok for some, but not for all.. Congratulations ...
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2019 3:47:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats on a very well deserved POTW. I love this poignant poem even more because of CayCay's comment about my poems making her smile and that means the world to me. I may not be to everyone's cup of tea but we do need more laughter in our lives :-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2019 3:43:00 AM
Congrats Arthur on POTW honours. Tom
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 11:00:00 PM
This beauty is worthy of POTW Arthur! Big Congrats! Happy St. Patrick's Day! xxoo
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 2:03:00 PM
ohh, the ancestral cycles of life so finely rendered, arthur... take a bow!..huggs
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 1:44:00 PM
Life goes on - an excellent write as usual Arthur! Poetry hugs, Jenny
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 1:07:00 PM
Sad one. My own dad is alone now and I am trying to tell my daughter I may stay with him a while as his health is going downhill..if only we did not live so far away :)
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 10:17:00 AM
Deep, deep, prophetic, Arthur! I almost shivered. Congratulations. A little classic.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 9:50:00 AM
The sparsity of your words amplifies the loneliness of the imagery. An excellent poem, Arthur.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 9:43:00 AM
The wheels of life keeps on turning....
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 8:40:00 AM
such a poignant piece Art, into my faves:-) hugs jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 5:34:00 AM
Oh, gosh - the bittersweet seasonal chills you just gave me pushed those I already possess leaving me in time's cloudy sadness. If not for your talent, I wouldn't have to go find one of Jan's limericks to cheer me up! You got me - and that's what poems are for, yes, you scored. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 8:38:00 AM
your comment has made my day Cay Cay I do try and make folk smile with my sillies:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 3/17/2019 3:33:00 AM
You have captured generations in this magnificent piece Arthur. It is going into my faves too! Happy St. Patrick's Day! : ) xxoo
Login to Reply
Date: 3/17/2019 12:03:00 AM
Excellent piece. In to the faves it goes... x
Login to Reply