Eldest

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

“Just how old are you?”
Although youth has long died,
“As young as the moment,”
My body replied.
“If I want to play out
In the sun, or climb trees,
Run laughing through dewdrops,
…I’ll do as I please.
I have a few wrinkles,
My hair’s going grey…
Inside I’m a child
And I still need to play.”

“Just how old are you then?”
My body asked mind,
“As old as conception,
Just think and you’ll find
I’ve been here all along,
In your cells and your brain,
Learning forever and seeking to gain
From experience, wisdom
That I can impart…
But perhaps we should ask
Just how old is the heart?”

“Just how old are you?”
Said the heart, “Here’s the deal…
I’m living two lives,
One to beat, one to feel.”
To the body, heart answered,
“My beating is yours.”
To the mind it replied,
“When you feel…

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11 Responses to “Eldest”


  1. 1 Clare Pooley July 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    This is such a beautiful poem! Thank-you so much for re-blogging it, Jane xxXXxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 5 jstansfeld July 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for this re-blog and for introducing me to Sue Vincent. It is a magnificent poem which I immediately shared with my husband! I gave Sue some immediate comments on her blog and now am a follower.

    Like

  3. 7 Sue Vincent July 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing, Jane 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 10 Aileen July 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    So much about youth…leaves me cold. Creams and cosmetic surgery. This dialogue is something else. Dialogue itself is the best anti-ageing device…it’s slipping into inner monologue we need to be wary of. Thank you for this reminder.

    Liked by 1 person


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