All Grown Up, Yet Linger Still

All Grown Up, Yet Linger Still
All Grown Up, Yet Linger Still

Lust settles like dust upon the weary traveler,
so far removed from that era of life,
when self-gratification comes second
to more spiritual plights,
to values and honesty that care not
for the intricacies of physical intimacy,
but reach for the soul, in heart and sight,
to know and love more completely.

When fantasy and driven need recedes,
the wake of lust’s dying embers
is a calming and reflective sea,
unstirred by hormone shrills and frantic spills,
but a sentient conclusion and in self an ease,
to accept the cycles that mother has instilled,
to further our generations,
our lives carried on in years to come.

Tis a sad consideration of a once virility, yet
I have failed no-one, five children
to carry on my name,
and I, here to watch them extend their own lives
with generations adding to the chain,
and so I rest my once steel sperm,
to know I have learned to be a man,
and brought life in my reflection.

Old but with still a heart,
lingering in the aftermath of love’s embrace,
I long some for that memory of youth,
yet know tis now not my truth,
and I reside in my intellectual dreams,
where seeking truth is better than
what it seemed back then, when
clouds were as high as my expectations.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “All Grown Up, Yet Linger Still

  • January 10, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    Youth seems to last forever, then one day we wake up to see it all behind us in our reflections. It is wonderful to see children and grandchildren carry on with life, taking a part of us with them. I love this, Tony. That old skeleton key up there is very symbolic of the passing of youth and acceptance of aging. Marvelous work.

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  • January 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    Glad you appreciated the thoughts Phyllis, and yes, it all happens so quickly. Take care

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  • January 11, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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    I could have written this Tony, though maybe not as eloquently. But the thoughts and feelings you express are the same I have experienced and am experiencing now. Well expressed as always.

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  • January 11, 2017 at 1:19 AM
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    Yes we relate, sadly. Thanks john, I guess we’re all in the same boat. Glad you related and enjoyed the expression. Cheers!

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