folorn by melinda j irvine

Old Man

leaned to the stick
hand raised to the sun
“listen” he whispered
“your time here is done”

but they flouted his ‘wisdom’
hands clenched to their swords
refusing kind words
for shining rewards

© 2018 Melinda J. Irvine


  • Daily Post: Forlorn
  • I’m part of Post A Day 2018
  • Location: Banate, Iloilo (Philipppines)

Art, Poetry, Verse ,

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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