Near The End Of The Road

Near The End Of The Road

My once-growing circle
of family and friends
has been visibly dwindling
by various ends.

I see fewer faces
wherever I look
and time's closing in fast,
like the end of a book.

The sentiment deepens
at heart by the day
and more often than not,
will I sink in dismay.

Philosophical thoughts
tend to take up more time
than the lighthearted fancies
which solaced my mind.

I envision a place
where I see the reflections
of family and friends,
from my fond recollections.

A disheartening thought,
to be standing alone
in a world, left without
everybody you've known.


About this poem

A solemn realization through the eyes of an elderly person that their world is slowly vanishing, one person at a time.

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Written on November 04, 2023

Submitted by biltn1953 on November 04, 2023

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Scheme x xAxa xbxb cdxd xxxx xcAc xexe
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 602
Words 124
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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