I knew so much

I knew so much

I knew so much
when I was young,
so certain of  answers
on the tip of my tongue-
that others wouldn’t heed
my sure wisdom, stung.

The older I got
the less I knew,
every passing year
my ignorance grew-
The blacks and whites
became gray and blue

Here in the quque
awaiting death’s call
I know at last
what I know is small;
I smile back at that child
who so knew it all.


About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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One Response to I knew so much

  1. PennyD says:

    So true. Love it. Thanks, Ray.


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