The Reflection

Elton Camp By Elton Camp, 16th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An elderly man looks into a mirror and sees, not his actual reflection, but a phantom image of the man he once was.

The Reflection

The Reflection

By Elton Camp

In the mirror his face he didn’t see
Rather, it was the man he used to be

“It seems like it was only yesterday,”
His children heard old Dad sadly say

“The laboratory work I carried on
But those days are forever gone.”

“Poor Dad’s losing his mind,” they agree
For the same image none of them did see

“How did this happen,” he says in disbelief
Of his youth, time was such a sneaky thief

The image exists only in his aged mind
To him, the passing years haven’t been kind

The phantom reflection fades slowly away
Dad returns unwillingly to the present day

His degrees and experience were for naught
Solace in his cup of coffee the old man sought

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Elderly, Man, Mirror

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author avatar Elton Camp
I am retired and write as a hobby. I will concentrate on light humor.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Dec 2013 (#)

We become older sooner than we realize and it is a one way street - siva

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