Too late, darling!


Crazy, you are with old men,
Crazy old men, like me,
Whose love is now numbed;
So is their body, so numbed.

Haughty you’re in my prime;
Haughty, like any other dame,
Yet you served an old man,
My master, a crazy old man.

Numbed, I don’t feel now love;
Numbed, I don’t want to love;
So, you may feel empty, darling;
Thalia, you are too late, darling.

(Thalia is the Greek Muse for comedy and pastoral poetry)

Copyright © Dec. 21, 2018, Newton Ranaweera
Image source: Pixabay

42 thoughts on “Too late, darling!

  1. I remember, many years ago, reading the book “Passages” by Gail Sheehy about the stages of adulthood. And it is true that we pass through stages in life. I can say that from experience now (LOL). One stage gives way to the next. As the old song “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell goes: “Well something’s lost, but something’s gained In living every day.”

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