Wrinkled and Gray



Bent and frail
And full of tales
Gnarled, veiny, weathered hands
Through experience they understand
Wrinkled and gray
And full of days
Faces lined like a map of life
Imparting wisdom before they die
Listen, hear,
And lend your ear
To those who have lived many years,
That they may leave their stories here.

About this poem

As a young person, I feel I have a lot to learn from my elders. So this poem is my advice to take advice from the aged. :)

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Submitted by elisheva.b28 on September 09, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFGHIIJI
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 306
Words 56
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

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