He Wanders

He wanders alone and up the street

sometimes hobbling, and sometimes

He may be found weeping, discreetly,

as he recounts loves now past,

yet still he weeps.

As he wanders in every step,

filled with concerted remorse, regret…

Time has wandered passed him by,

before he reached with outstretched arms

Encircling opportunities in love,

embracing loves’ passions dreamed.

Now remembering as he wanders

along, the street watching, as with each

Opportunity now remised, his steps,

though slow, deliberate now may be,

So not now will he, lifes’ burdens

become his once heart-felt dreams.

Now in reality he breathes opportunities

as they walk, now intune with him,

As now he wanders along this street.


© Sharon-Elizabeth Walker, 2013

2 thoughts on “He Wanders

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    “He wanders”, is a character study in abbreviated form which conveys to the reader that most difficult of human frailties that poets deal with, that abiding sense of lost opportunities,of a missed connection in life.

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