Sunday, July 14, 2013

One Single Impression: Wrinkle


One little wrinkle would have been fine
This old man had many more than nine

Wrinkled from head to toe, back again
Where you couldn't see I imagine

His face looked tired, from stresses I know
He carried a wrinkled sack in tow

From crumpled sack he had food to eat
Beans and bread; grog to drink--made from wheat

The back of his jacket was wrinkled
from hem to collar, creases sprinkled

Folds in his pants opened like a fan
'neath every moving joint they began

His brown high laced shoes, once bright and clean,
opened, dull, grimy with shriveled seams

Nothing clean, nothing fresh, anywhere
Old man, crumpled to his underwear

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© 2013 and 2010 Jimmiehov
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The word, Wrinkle, is prompted at One Single Impression

 Also shared and listed with Real Toads,Open Link Monday.

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At Monday, July 15, 2013 5:53:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

It seems in this life wrinkled him in flesh and clothing...I wonder what pain made it so. Lovely write!

At Monday, July 15, 2013 10:59:00 PM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

Cute one

At Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:48:00 PM, Blogger Sue Seibert said...

Love this poem, Jim!

At Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:31:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Oh, you are something else! You certainly have a sense of humor! I've known old men like this. A perfect word portrait!

At Friday, August 02, 2013 4:40:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Very good, Dr Jim :) Smile lines are beautiful wrinkles.


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