Times Have Changed

by N J Thornton   Jul 12, 2006


Times have changed;
I’m older than I used to be.
It bugs me that I cannot speak fluent fun,
and a starched manner has become
a lot clearer to me now.

A reflex of control, nurtured by
plentiful breaths is gradually shooing
passion out of my vocabulary.
Still, I cannot slow down
the phases of the moon,
or soothe the fine lines upon my brow.

Times have changed;
I’ve grown to humour the inevitable.
Enthusiasm is growing tedious;
I am older than I used to be.

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  • 13 years ago

    by ReBecca

    This truely captures how I feel. At first it was hard for me to read because I write a little bit different, but then I got the flow and I read it about three times and I could feel the poetry behind the words, then the message (subject) sunk in and I was like "This is exactly how I feel about growing older and fighting it!" I liked this, and your talent is excellent. You have the ability to write in "style" (format) and I wish I could do that. I am usually able to only write in the moment of extreme passion. (rage, anger, happiness, desire, etc...)

  • 15 years ago

    by .K.i.T.t.Y.

    Hmm. This is a reply from your post on some serious contest you wanted to enter. i would think this is serious enough. i like it. jeez its hard to choose which one to put into the contest.

  • 15 years ago

    by Tiny Reader

    Enthusiasm is growing tedious;
    I am older than I used to be

    An honest poem with good contradictions. I like that it is not just simple emotions that are tied to getting older. it shows awareness yet acceptance. I really liked it.

  • 15 years ago

    by Kaylee

    Honestly, this was one of your better writes. The message of the poem was one even the person least interested in poetry would be able to figure out. I like how the ending line was the same or about to the econd line. It rounded the poem out nicely. I also liked how you had described getting older in kind of funny way and not totally serious:
    Still, I cannot do a touch to slow down
    the phases of the moon,
    A very nice metaphor you have there.

  • 15 years ago

    by xTheEcstasyOfSuicidex

    It bugs me I cannot speak fluent fun

    [[Um... what?]]

    Otherwise, I enjoyed the read. It was very soft with emotion... Not horribly strong, but definately not weak, which really did good things for this poem.

    xDarkSuicidex 5.5

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