Growing Old- Sonnet

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Growing Old

When I consider how I’m growing old

To think therefore I soon will be displaced

As I have heard them tell it times untold

They all do have such thoughts that are misplaced

My eyes are aged as such a cracked brick wall

As one could tell its frayed from a quick glance

My skin is worn as such a child’s rag doll

As patches on the goods to be enhanced

Although my youth does not show through outside

My mind is a budding stem of a rose

As I grow my thoughts will not stand denied

Therefore I am as young as my thoughts expose

When I consider how I’m growing old

I think its not about what age I’m told

2 thoughts on “Growing Old- Sonnet

  1. 1. Christina
    2. Growing old
    3. Growing up and becoming old and your life between birth and death
    4. How you should live your life and not worry about age
    5. It made me feel depressed because I started thinking about dying
    6. “To think therefore I soon will be displaced”
    7. I pictured a very old grandpa
    8. “My eyes are aged as such a cracked brick wall
    9. In the 3rd quatrain it says “my mind is a budding stem of rose” – I liked it because that sounds positive
    10. “My skin is worn as such a child’s rag doll” – I like this line because it is very descriptive

  2. 1. Christina
    2. Growing old
    3. Someone growing up, looking into future
    4. Trying to say that at all ends of life there is a positivity
    5. I felt sad, like I just faced reality, hopeful at the end
    6. “My mind is a Budding stem of rose”
    7. Home with grown children, old folks home
    8. I pictured an old person realising he is old
    9. Yes, “budding stem of rose” sounded positive representing the state of mind
    10. When I consider how I’m growing old, I think its not about what age I’m told
    -I like this line because it talks about how the age doesn’t define the persons capabilities, it makes me feel happy and hopeful.

    Good job I really liked your sonnet,
    -Hailey Smith

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