The Golden Years

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His eyes have lost their shine

His look is dull and lifeless

Giving others concern

They worry he has given up

Resigned to his fate

Time is growing shorter

His years gone by too fast

His life once gave him great joy

Now his days are dreary

The aging need our understanding

Not misguided explanations

Of how retirement should be

So he shuffles down the hallway

No longer quick and spry

And looks into the mirror to see

The embers of his dreams


Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge – dull

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