The Old One, Two, Sucker Punch

The old one two sucker punch


old age and myself

have found ourselves

at a bend in the road

that will eventually

find dusk falling

upon both of us

and we will fade away

into darkness or light

just like the best of us…

only I will no longer fight back

just take my licks

like any prize fighter

who has thrown their last punch

before the announcer calls out…

3, 2, 1…she’s down for the count

old age, the champion…

fight’s over, she’s toast,

she is finally done and out!

but in the wee hours of the morning

the sun will still shine

rising up her groggy head

and still come out…

—©g.a.meeder, 2014®

The Cards of Life

The Cards of Life

You’ve asked me to wait

but waiting has never been

my strongest suit so

blow on the dice

in front of you

give them a roll

so that you will

find another lover

that just might become

your queen of hearts

in the cards of life

that will deal with you

because my full hand

has had more than

enough of you

and your marked deck…

—©g.a.meeder, 2014®

The Cards of Life