I’m old

By others standards


And a life lived



I dispute my years

I don’t fit the new

My gauge isn’t set the same

How you feel

Is what really matters


I see adverts for new

and young poets

I am now silenced

In what I write



But through my life

I have done great things

Helped heal a child

So many children

Over the years


Spoken to the soul

Of another

And another

Urged a smile

And reinstalled hope

In so many



I have never been silent

I live with my eyes

Wide open




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