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Below is the poem of the day entitled CONFRONTING OLD AGE which was written by poet Demetrios Trifiatis.


CONFRONTING OLD AGE



 
 

I see you coming, old age
Approaching at an ever accelerating pace,
Your face so grim
Your expression so austere
Your look so menacing,
A frightening sight you are
 
Many battles I have fought in life
With vigor and youth at my side
Thus victorious I emerged

But

Now that my allies slowly abandon me
One after the other,
I am left alone the last battle to fight
A battle, I know beforehand I am bound
To lose

However

At this moment as trials begin
When all seem to get tougher by the day
A new ally I have found, willing to help me,
All my courage to amass for to confront you,
Oh merciless old age:
The wisdom I have acquired all these years 
Of my life! *




© Demetrios Trifiatis
       18 June 2017

* This poem was honored as POTW on the 25th of June 2017. I thank everyone who has appreciated it as everyone who visit me and comment for without their love nothing would have been possible. THANK YOU PS! 


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Date: 6/27/2017 8:59:00 PM
congratulations Demetrios .I simply loved it . its awesome. the metaphors are great I think you deserve more than u achieved. sorry to bother u but kindly visit my page I'll be delighted
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Date: 6/26/2017 6:32:00 PM
Congratulations, Demetrios, on POTW. You surely deserved it for this perfect description of aging. Hang in there. You have many friends in the same boat...including me.
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Date: 6/26/2017 7:43:00 AM
Well done Demetrios. You richly deserve such recognition as the POTW. An honor that I always follow your sayings with your logic and profound advice.
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Date: 6/26/2017 5:54:00 AM
Congrats Demetrios, for having your awesome piece placed in P.O.T.W!! :)
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Date: 6/26/2017 6:30:00 AM
Thank you so much dear, Teddy! You so kind!
Date: 6/26/2017 3:32:00 AM
- Congratulations with your p.o.t.w., my friend - Well deserved ! - happy hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/26/2017 6:30:00 AM
Thank you for all your support dearest, Anne-Lise! Hugs
Date: 6/26/2017 1:38:00 AM
Congratulations Demetrios on getting POTW. This is so well deserved with all your profound philosophies. So happy for you...Maria
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Date: 6/26/2017 6:31:00 AM
Thank you for your gracious visits and comments dearest, Maria!
Date: 6/25/2017 10:31:00 PM
A great poem Demetrios! Big Congratulations on having it honored for POTW! : )
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Date: 6/26/2017 6:31:00 AM
Connie, my friend, so good to see you again! Thank you!
Date: 6/25/2017 3:17:00 PM
Fabulous personification of aging Demetrios many congrats on POTW:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/25/2017 4:45:00 PM
My dearest friend, Jan, how delightful to receive your visit along with your congratulations. I really appreciate it! Hugs xxx
Date: 6/25/2017 1:35:00 PM
Hello Demetrios, Congrats on POTW!! (I just commented earlier on your poem here on 24 June.) Again, Superb Work!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 6/25/2017 4:43:00 PM
Noch einmal, danke sehr mein fruend, Gary. It is so noble from you to return and congratulate me for this poem! Well, it could not have happened if people like you were not there to appreciate it! THANK YOU!
Date: 6/25/2017 7:42:00 AM
This is a great poem. Congratulations on POTW Demetrios. Exquisite writing!
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Date: 6/25/2017 4:37:00 PM
THANK YOU DANIEL for because of you I heard that this poem of mine was honored as POTW! Thank you also for your kind visit and your congratulations!
Date: 6/24/2017 4:53:00 PM
Hallo Herr Professor!! Ein Wort fuer deinen Gedicht: Ausgezeichnet!! Very well-articulated indeed Demetrios. As we all march forth in confronting old age, having courage and being positive it very important. It's a common end for all of us, but I shall not necessarily seek to greet "Prufrock's Eternal Footman" with open arms. Very Well-Done My Friend and A FAVE!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 6/25/2017 4:39:00 PM
Danke mein Freund Gary, for your precious comment, you are so generous and and kind my friend! Thank you for favoring it!
Date: 6/24/2017 8:22:00 AM
Simply beautiful. Sad that we will all lose at some point but right now we are still winning and very fortunate :) great write, Demetrios, it made me appreciate my life even more :)
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Date: 6/25/2017 4:41:00 PM
Akkita, thank you very much for taking the time to visit and to comment! I am very happy with the idea that this poem of mine helped you see things differently my friend!
Date: 6/21/2017 10:31:00 AM
A powerful poem, Mr. D! Such grace under pressure expressed admirably. We all know Father Time is undefeated, but w/wisdom by your side, keep fighting the good fight til the last breath. Such a 'Wow' poem. Makes a person think and appreciate things w/a keener insight. Love always, brother.
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Date: 6/22/2017 5:49:00 AM
My dear friend, Freddie, how gracious for you to visit and comment in such a superb way! You are too kind my friend and I thank you for that!
Date: 6/19/2017 5:50:00 PM
wow, OUTSTANDING. I just had to read this last one, what a brilliant personification of old age. fAVE
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Date: 6/20/2017 10:02:00 AM
You are so gracious dearest, Andrea! Thank you for your delightful visit and your generous comment!
Date: 6/19/2017 4:09:00 PM
Enjoyed reading, Demetrios. Age has a way of bring on brighter days for some and bleaker for others.. You are so right ~*
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Date: 6/20/2017 10:04:00 AM
If old age is accompanied by wisdom then it may become easier and more joyous dear Eve! Thank you so much my friend!
Date: 6/19/2017 4:06:00 PM
Wonderful poem Demetrios with words that I rally can relate too. Apart from the aches and pains, I rather enjoy this time of my life. I enkjoyed the read, my friend....Peter
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Date: 6/20/2017 10:05:00 AM
Thank you my friend, Peter! Since we are both of almost the same age I am certain you understand better!
Date: 6/19/2017 1:22:00 AM
So much truth in your wise words, Demetrios, time and old age truly makes man wiser, if he allows God to work in him:) love your personification here:)
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Date: 6/19/2017 5:03:00 AM
Thank you so much for your gracious visit and comment dearest, Jo! Hugs
Date: 6/18/2017 8:42:00 AM
There are so many of us now facing life's changes. Find comfort in the company of others.
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Date: 6/18/2017 4:16:00 PM
Welcome my new friend, Mike! Hope you will find many good friends among our poetic family and be happy! Thank you for your gracious visit!
Date: 6/18/2017 4:46:00 AM
I often ask myself: am I prepared to cross the bridge to the other side? It will come so I strive to be prepared. Meanwhile I play with words.
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Date: 6/18/2017 4:09:00 PM
My friend, Victor, I think that no matter how well we are prepared we are human after all! Once I was given nine months to live some 36 years ago but the Good Lord decided to keep me on this plane of existence so I am ready when he calls me! God bless you! I know how hard it is for you after what you went through with the passing of your dear wife! Thank you!
Date: 6/18/2017 3:35:00 AM
I love the words and wisdom of your personification, but with such a strong ally by your side, you are ready indeed, and you will conquer the dreaded 'old age' saga. Stay youthful dear Demetrios...Maria
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Date: 6/18/2017 3:39:00 AM
Age is a state of mind and i for one, God willing, will disregard it my dearest friend Maria! Delighted to receive your visit and marvelous comment! Thank you so much!
Date: 6/18/2017 3:04:00 AM
- Unfortunately, we all lose this battle - Better to have a long life than to die young - Your words are full of wisdom, your heart is smiling like sunshine my friend :) - A beautiful poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/18/2017 3:41:00 AM
Very true your statement my friend Anne-Lise! I would like to thank you for your precious visit and comment! Hugs!