Inspired by an old photograph.
- C. J. Black.
It’s not easy being old
Even on a sunny day my body feels the cold.
Sitting alone, longing to talk
This arthritic body to sore to walk.
Sitting in my favourite armchair by an empty grate
A mug of tea to dunk my biscuit in, now that would be great.
Rain beating against the window pane, makes an eerie sound
Fetch me my pen and paper Dear – in my head these words go around and around.
But I am all alone now – you’d think after all these years –
At the memory of her passing – I’d have no more salty tears.
Yes we were friends and lovers – 60 years we were together
We travelled many a long and winding road – it’s nearing time that I joined her.
The family deserted me when I became a burden
I’ll never know of their reaction when they draw that final curtain.
“Fear not for when I’m gone be ye not deterred
There will be another shepherd elected to take charge of the herd”
- C. J. Black©β
Monday, 27 July 2015