Wasted Journey

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

regret, wasted, journey, tenacious, bees, agile,
rocking, climb, crack, teeth, present, face

It is with considerable regret
that I comprehend the wasted
journey of my youth

Unrivaled are the young
who have time to waste
tenacious are adolescent humans

Only the present has any significance
while their bones are agile
body’s able to climb

Smiling lips crack upward
at the site of bees in Spring
displaying glistening teeth

A face full of wonder
invincible expectations
ignoring the old woman rocking

Rocking, rocking, rocking,
Remembering with regret
the wasted journey of her youth


  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I love the circular aspect of this. It really works well

    Liked by 1 person

  2. KL Caley says:

    This is beautifully written but equally sad, Ami. KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    A poignant poem Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

        Liked by 1 person

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