Portrait in Middle Age

Inspired by portrait of a middle-aged gentleman, on display in a Prado Lounge Café Bar (artist’s name unknown by poet!).

Portrait in Prado Lounge Café Bar, Suffolk
(artist unknown)

Sons born.
Some gone.
Dead.
Daughters birthed,
raised up,
married,
survived –
or died
in childbirth.

Wife disillusioned,
tired, but –
still living.
Job done.

Time
to sit,
frown,
contemplate.

Move on.

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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