Crossings


Crossings

The Morning Follies of Old Men

Regaling Exploits Past and Lusts Once of a Vibrant Youth Gone By

The Spirit Remains Young and Fiery, Even as The Hairline Fades  

All Before The Sun Rises on a Saturday Morning

 

Transformed to Youth through some Magical Fountain of Vigor

 Dusting Off of Old War Stories that Left Part of Them Behind on Far Lands

All Before The Sun Rises on a  Saturday Morning

Laughter Echoes off the Painted Walls and Murals

 

Pool Windows Steam, Outside the Distant Trains Slowly Clank down Rusted Tracks

The Old Men Glance over the Ice as the Youth Effortlessly Glide over the Ice

Expectations now Tempered , Passed Through the Mazed Corridors of Experience and Time

Thoughts Return to Plans Yet Unrealized and Onetime Expectations Lost    

 

Reality Far Outcries Unrequited Avarice Built of Time Elapsed and Hopes Not Yet Undefiled

 Goodbyes and Tipped Caps Greetings of Middle and Old Men Exit Past The Youth onto the Slick Ice

Expectations now Tempered , Passed Through the Mazed Corridors of Experience and Time

Of Exits, Entries, and Cycles without End    

Crossings©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(11/10/2012)

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7 Responses to “Crossings”

  1. much enjoyed, Len ……. i hope to get downtown this winter and get some pictures of the galavan center ice skating rink …. that’s an outdoor one they have here in a plaza downtown. also the mormon temple puts up amazingly huge light show for christmas. hopefully can get around ok, the back willing. could really picture the scene with this write.

    • E,
      Thank You!
      I Hope that Your Back Cooperates, Your Health is Great, and that You Do Get Many Pictures.
      One Picture Says So Many Things to So Many Different People, Same with Artforms of All Sorts, and Writing.
      I’m Planning On Combating Cabin-Fever by Getting Out When the Weather is at it’s Coldest, Just to Walk Around and Get Shots that I’ve Not Attempted in 2 Years or so…….even People Shots(Gasp!)..lol.
      Take Care Again, and Thank You!

  2. Thank you, for sharing!

  3. I really like this one. The one line that gave me problems was
    “Reality Far Outcries Unrequited Avarice Built of Time Elapsed and Hopes Not Yet Undefiled”…

    I think because all the rest of them seem so solid in the imagery and this one is more abstract. But overall, it’s a good piece, Len. I like what you’ve said here.

    • Thank You as Always!
      The Line was Intentionally a bit Airy or Abstract a bit to the Detriment of the Overall Flow of the Piece, Honestly, The Phrasing Was Firmly Stuck in My Head.
      Poetry is Always a Work in Progress, Thanks for Your Honesty, Much Appreciated!

  4. Thank you Leonard, we both admire Eileen; I’m also a Pole,
    perhaps, we should stick together?

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