End of Spring

youth ‘s  ebbed

my health ‘s worn  away

my skin ‘s   wrinkled

my hair ‘s  turned gray.

My joints once sturdy

now quake and ache

my hands once steady

now noticeably shake .

It’s been a long journey

Sprinkled with memories

Dim and bright

Daubed with deeds

Wrong and right

Dotted with  sweet successes

and many  foul failures.

61 Responses

  1. you have been missed very dearly. i believe your message was one of the most beautiful surprise of recent years.

    i hope and pray that the troubles are gone and you are back to your old self.

    come back and stay with us. you are a priceless friend.

    happy new year. may this year fill your life up with endless happiness and blessings.

  2. living is learning, awesome reflections,

    great talent.

  3. reflective, wow, amazing to see you in the rally.

    have fun!

  4. saw you over at trishas and was shocked as i had not seen you in forever…hope you are well…

  5. Greetings:

    Hope all is well.

    Noting that you have been part of poets rally in the year of 2011,
    what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
    along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!

    Come join our poetry rally today if you wish to mingle and get inspired!

    A poem of your choice or a free verse is accepted.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Looking forward to seeing you share.
    Respect and hugs.

  6. I love how you painted a clear picture with words

  7. 🙂

  8. confucius say we can stop a bird from perching on our shoulder but we cannot stop a bird from flying above our head.. that simply means that there are things we can control and they are things which is beyond our control so take it easy man! cos they are all part of the magic called life! nice to have you back!

  9. a nice reflection of life’s travels 🙂 liked the read.

    Here’s My Poem For Poets Rally

  10. Too true … but life goes on.

    Love the mustic, by the way.

    Happy Rally days … Hope you enjoyed.

  11. a huge surprise to see you, smiles…

    keep writing, you rock..


  12. hope you well..

    welcome back to blogging..missed your talent and enthusiasm a lot..

    wishing you the best.
    share one piece with us today, make more friends…

    bless you.

  13. happy new year,
    come join poets rally week 36 if you wish,

    missed your participation a lot…
    stay blessed.

    Thanks for the embrace, support, and tolerance.

  14. Just passing by, hope you’re good Wordy, I love your writing 🙂
    Take care
    Marinela x

  15. Shubho bijoyadashami (Happy Vijayadashami)! May the blessings of the Goddess shower down on you and your loved ones forever.

  16. I enjoy your poetry,so much,
    Peace to you,my friend

  17. http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/poetry-potluck-beaches-and-mountains.html

    Greetings, friend! How r u?
    I sincerely invite you to join us for a Monday Poetry Potluck party, bring in 1 to 3 poems to share, let our fellow poets read and encourage your creative work, and have fun reading other poets from our list and discover fresh friendship as well!
    This is only once a week opportunity, your talent and hard work deserve attention, I encourage you to sign in and follow our blog so that you get the most updated information about our other features….
    Hurry up, the more you share, the happier we are.
    Hope to see you at our party soon!
    to link in, click on the link via this comment from above, then look at the blue link button at the end of the post, click on the button, have your poem link copy and pasted in the first box, then enter your name, then, your email address…let us know if you need help by leaving a comment under the same post…

  18. OLD AGE POEM…truly impressive

  19. Hey, just passing by…assuming ur still here…I miss you!

  20. Glad to see you’ve returned friend!

  21. The Dead Line to Vote is Sunday or today,

    u r nominated, u win 1 vote automatically,
    if you vote for other bloggers, u win another vote…
    have fun!
    short stories,

  22. I miss you, my friend.

  23. you are being missed a lot my friend.
    Eid Mubarak.

  24. Please feel free to take the awards in the post , share each award with 1 to 10 friends,

    Awards 4 u

    Happy Wednesday!
    Happy September!

    welcome to Poets Rally week 28.

  25. As always a meaningful one. What to say about old age? It always does pain.

    Sir, Can u introduce me and my blog to some of your friends?
    I will be grateful 2 u.
    My book “Values of Humanity” has been published.
    U can get it on ‘I-Proclaim Bookstore’.

  26. hey! when are you returning?

  27. A very belated Happy Birthday.. Wishing you some more success in your travel..
    This is what I gifted to myself- http://oliviasbiopiclog.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/happy-birthday-to-me/
    Your poem revolves around the reality and hopelessness of an average man.. alas- the reality

  28. Welcome back,

    Glad to see you remove the repair post.
    Happy Thursday!
    Welcome in any time before September 1, 2010.

  29. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/happy-4th-wedding-annivery-2-amy/
    help visit one blogger for her 4th wedding anniversary,
    I tagged you for
    Back To School Game,
    if u wish to play,
    answer 5 questions,
    tag 5 to ? blogging friends…
    no pressure,
    it is fun only if you like it,

  30. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/happy-birthday-2-lisa-plus-happy-belated/

    Happy Belated Birthday,
    Help visit 5 to 10 poets from the list to wish them Happy (Belated) Birthday,

    take the butterfly award,
    share with 1 to 10 friends…

  31. This was really touching, inspiring way of thinking about life’s journey.

  32. The essence of the journey called life… we all have to live it… a nice portrayal ..

  33. I love this poem, it defines aging so well. So glad I stumbled across your blog! 😀

    Your poem reminds me of one of my own poems called “Now He’s Dancing” – would love you to take a look if you have the time.


    Chloe 😀

  34. God bless you. You have fought a good fight, sir!

  35. Getting old and wrinkled in your own heart is painful than really getting old… powerfully put

  36. dear wordwand,

    i tried to think this poem through and in my middle age, i am gripped with worry that eventually, i will lose that spring of age. great insight on this poem. and may you had the best days ahead.

  37. I concur with the message of this poem – life passes and things change. I feel the same!

  38. Amen to this one, Amen! Great poem.

    Just Say’n

  39. Congratulations on winning the Perfect Poet Award 🙂 x

  40. Indeed the musings after one has crossed a peak!
    You have put it across very beautifully… makes one think ‘does it have to be like this?’
    Very nice…

    Have a warm and lovely July!

  41. […] I just read 2 poems by them, respectively, that floored me: “How Long” by Lord Emmanuel “End of Spring” by wordwand Cheers Jingle, Em, and […]

  42. Very nice 🙂

  43. poem please. 🙂

  44. We will all be fortunate to reach that place, it’s a fabulous journey. very nice.

  45. Ah, that journey of life takes many turns. I’m sharing much of your thought here myself nowadays.

  46. you’ve written a song the whole world can sing!

  47. With every spring, must come the inevitable winter. Youth, like spring, cannot last forever.
    A perfect reflection of life, in its realist, truest form. Strong imagery.

  48. I walk along with you…
    well put!

  49. So if this is the end of spring, then he must be entering into fall. that’s what I saw reading this wonderful poem. Thought you ended the poem well. Nice work. Bravo!

  50. Very beautiful way of looking back at the journey of life.
    loved the feeling of this poem.
    warmest affections,

  51. The story of all of our lives….so well written. I loved it my friend 🙂

  52. Wow! The first two stanzas rhyme and flow so well that I was not expecting the third stanza break with my expectations as a reader. That last stanza could be its own poem as well.

  53. but they are all part of the journey and each season can be appreciated for what it brings…nicely written.

  54. a journey when time goes fast, excellent imagery friend as always 🙂

  55. Very fine reflection of one’s journey through life….and what one may consider as they age…was a very excellent poem to read.

  56. The message of this poem is a reality that we will all face sooner or later. Old age is bound to come…the most important is preparing for it adequately and appropriately.

    How are you Wordy? Hope you’re good…Take care of you…Cheers!

  57. What an unusual but yet an interested picture. I really like this one.

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