In this emotion-driven collection of poetry, the familiar themes of the fear of getting old, regret at youth passed, and the taint of death in the periphery are all melded into fifty poems. All vary in length, but all deliver the impact of an emotional punch that an older reader will relate to, and that a younger reader may take inspiration from.
My soul was awake when I was young.
I loved my man, I loved my sons.
Now I age, my soul I keep
Locked in a controlled sleep,
To try to keep the pain away,
And fear, at all my youth’s decay.
I do not want death’s chilling calm,
But life, with all its thrilling charm.