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Senescence
by George MacLean Akurunwa

Friday, May 20, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Senescence


My face is puckering,
corrugating its walls and landscapes
like the bark of a naked tree.

It seems at the war
of senescence
the driven cannon of age
lost its bearing
and invaded me.

My face is a river
with many stories
like the face of an old statue,

the ledge where every bird
has defecated,
the old house
where everyone no longer
wants to live.

I bear the mark of living,
I wear the harsh smacks of life
like a ribbon,
and it makes the youths shiver.

2011.George MacLean Akurunwa


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Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/23/2011
Great, George. A poem that reads like a poem.
Love the title. Love the poem. -gebe,
Reviewed by Janice Scott 5/22/2011
Yes, the inexorable flow of age - I'm getting to know it well!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/21/2011
This is powerful, essential work, George.

John
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/21/2011
Like a flowing river that grows, and empties into
a vast ocean with waves of coral along the way to
color the aging process with wisdom...only to pray
that the youth of today will live long enough to know.

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Joy Hale 5/21/2011
A powerful and meaningful read; poetry at it's finest. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/21/2011
Now this is real poetry! As sharp as a fine photograph of the essence of age.

Ron
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/21/2011
A most powerful piece, George.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/21/2011
Oh my...well done indeed dear man....stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/20/2011
so well versed ! Best wishes :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/20/2011
So well done, Geoge; I love the imagery and the meaning that is born of your verses. Love and peace to you,

Regis
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