Cranking up the starting handle every day,
The old engine has a lethargic splutter now.
Casings and framework slightly weakened,
Years of journeying revealed in this lassitude.
Veins of knowledge strive to remain active,
Literary companionship pleases and rewards.
Politics and worldly pressures infiltrate peace,
Weary of unending hatred and warmongering.
Simplicity of living has eroded in most aspects,
Pace is galloped without seeing the passing view.
Considerations of choice have been lambasted,
Nervous voices mute any discord or discomforts.
The mode is plodding onwards with head down,
New ways rollercoaster previously held practices.
The goodwill of neighbourliness much fragmented,
Methinks life struggles to sustain any magnanimity.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 04/06/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: ‘Sustainability.’..