Days Gone By (Poem)
The sea raged crashing on the rocky shore
as the salt filled air ate tirelessly
at the iron railings on the town wall.
An old man in a cloth cap walked wearily
along the town wall thinking thoughts
of days gone by when he was young.
He stopped to watch the pounding waves
as he pondered the days of his youth
when life held so many hopes and expectations.
He thought of opportunities waylaid
and hopes misspent in distant days
as he continued long the town wall.
The crashing waves repeatedly pounded
the wind swept shore as the old man
made his way to the safety of his home.