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Time passes…

Need glasses

Recollections expand and contract

Some memories shrivel and shrink

(could drive one to drink?)

Looking through a microscope

They fall into context


Blowing up before my eyes

Black and white

Dark and light

Greys are a passing phase


Maximise or minimise

Separate the wheat from the chaff

Unsure – ignore

Crucial yesterday

Trivial today


Β©Denise G Allen, 14 March 2013 06:50

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

26 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Dang.. I love it…


  2. I thought this was very perceptive of my time of life, Denise. I think growing older can only be accepted if one grows old disgracefully.
    Humour is the best medicine for age!


  3. Looking back at what was critical in our youth becomes a tender smile in maturity.
    blessings ~ maxi


  4. crucial yesterday, trivial today…ha….true that…often in how we look at it…and in the moment it seems so important…smiles.


  5. Thought-provoking poem, Denise,

    “Crucial yesterday

    Trivial today”

    Or is it the other way around perhaps?


  6. Like! It keeps changing, just as perspectives can do


  7. Could drive one to drink alright! Your poem made me smile…


  8. The process of aging (maturing?) summed-up in 20 lines.. Efficiency at its best..


  9. This poem really came from the heart…..I can tell. πŸ™‚


  10. So very true about perspective, sometimes with tragic results. Something that today might get a slight shrug might well have driven one to contemplate suicide as a teenager.


  11. “Crucial yesterday

    Trivial today” – interesting how it becomes that way.


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