Ruinous rhyme


For lack of maintenance and too much time
old structures crumble, fail to hold the line;
old folk stumble, inexorable decline
with age and certain fate malign
to rack and ruin, farewell life sublime.

Apologies for the gloomy nature of my response to Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryout prompt


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6 Responses to Ruinous rhyme

  1. I come from a line of long livers, chuckle, and am over the top of the hill heading down. Sometimes, I hate aging, other times I embrace it, depends on my aches and pains. Very apt write, Viv, here’s to kicking up our heels till the end : )

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  2. catterel says:

    Amazing how you express in such a fresh way how so many of us feel with advancing age. Think I’ve got rising damp and dry rot …


  3. In the literal way…yes, these ruins do becoming tripping hazards for young and elder alike.


  4. margo roby says:

    I love it, ViV, [possibly because I have creeping ruin sneaking up].


  5. cecilia says:

    The inevitable is often gloomy. i just discovered that a corner post of the West barn is no longer connected to the ground.. rotted clean away.. But we must embrace the declines and shore up as we can.. love to you Viv.. c

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