old vines

Klaus J. Gerken

i am an old man
living in a previous century
i no longer understand
the ways of youth
i am hardened by experience
i am a rock on the beach of progress
the wind no longer fills my sails
but i still shelter those
who require shelter
i am an anchor to the future
no one can live without
sands may ride the winds like waves
but anchors ensure survival
i am never far from my past
i am never far from my future
tend my garden when i am gone
old vines make better wine

kjg 1223am 26 april 2015

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Author: Klaus J. Gerken

Johntext Author Klaus J. Gerken is the founder of Ygdrasil - A Journal of the Poetic Arts - established in 1993.