Structures Age With Time

Structures age with time

Flesh and blood or stone and wood

It does not matter

All things will turn to dust

Whether we like it or not

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~

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Age Before Beauty

Age before beauty

Tis honor or sarcasm

My vote…sarcasm

Our respect for age exists

Only when it benefits

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

We Have Forgotten

We have forgotten!

The New Deal has been destroyed

And we don’t see it.

Social Security and

Medicare under attack.

 

Cleverly disguised

By the “old standby”…tax cuts

They try to bankrupt;

Forcing the extinction of

Our long beloved safety nets.

 

When will we wake up!

The middle-class is dying,

While privilege thrives.

When we are homeless and sick

Maybe then we’ll remember.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

What Lives Within Us

What lives within us,

Deep beneath skin’s shallowness?

Beauty is finite

Where the senses are concerned.

 

Time eats away at our flesh…

No one is immune.

The mirror lies to the young.

 

Tricked by ignorance

They believe it’s forever.

Surely age doth prove them wrong

As it has done for eons.

 

Better spent is time

Seeing the beauty within.

Love and compassion,

They have no physical bounds…

They cannot be kept.

These are things of true beauty,

Things cherished for a lifetime.

 

Given with no material cost,

But having immeasurable value

These are what are precious to me.

 

This is the beauty,

That lies deep within.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

So Many Aches and Pains

So many aches and pains

Never use to be this way

I could go for hours

Suddenly the years take toll

And the body does rebel

Very strange indeed

These natural frailties

That affect us all

One can cosmetically fight

But in the end…aging wins

 

~~ Dominic R DiFrancesco ~~

 

Ravaged By Years

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Ravaged by the years

Bodies surrender to time

Winter of our lives

 

~~ Dominic R. DIFrancesco ~~

 

Forgotten (Acrostic)

Forced into uselessness

Our society deems them a nuisance

Retiring them to the annals of history

Gone are the days they were revered

Only a culture of arrogance would discard their wisdom

Trusting instead in the coldness of technology

This is our way, leaving them out in the cold

Entombing them before their time

Never seeing beyond the length of their years

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

The Passage of Time (Senryu)

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The passage of time

Only man feels its effects

Because he watches

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~