A Life Reversed

by Paul Hirst   Oct 17, 2018


I was born aged 93 toothless gums and arthritic knee
Whispy scalp and liver spots faded away the younger I got

When I awoke aged 82 sharing my bed I turned to you
No longer dead at my side but alive new memories of my winter bride

Aged 54 and old no more strength renewed to my core
We walk together in the park and shared new passion in the dark

28 isn't life great partying staying up late alcohol and moody fags laughing at nothing in between drags
Oh and the nights we share together youthful love will last forever

15 now and insecure confused and confidence here no more
Pimply face and feeling shy 13 year old you saying goodbye

3 my age and I need my mummy I have a pain inside my tummy
I love you Daddy I really do I need your strong arms Daddy where are you

A baby now all milky breath fading backwards and close to death
One sharp slap after I cry take my first breath and then I die

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  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    This reminded me of a 2008 movie called The curious case of Benjamin Button. Was this your inspiration? It would be a wierd life indeed to age backwards. Nicely written. Milly x

    • 1 month ago

      by Paul Hirst

      I'm glad you noticed that and to be honest I was going to write to Brad to complain lol I wrote a longer version of this about 3 years before the movie came out and I posted it on this very site under another named account which was removed through lack of use
      But yes its my work from before the movie

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