Essence #83

I saw the beast today.
His dark eyes showing signs of age,
exhausted, weary and tired,
yet, still burning bright, engaged
in the never-ending hunt.

I saw the beast today.
His beard showing signs of gray,
and his face, cracked and worn.
His youthfulness has gone away,
replaced by wisdom and age.

I saw the beast today.
He was staring back at me, my reflection
gazing from within the mirror,
a catalyst for introspection…
the lion is starting to show his age.
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© AC Elliott, 30-Apr-18

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4 thoughts on “Essence #83”

  1. This is sooo sad. But I ask you this….what about the things the mirror does not reflect? For that Sir is what’s more important. The wisdom knows this.

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