When I am Old

Tuesday 3 March 2009 9 responses

When I am Old

When I am old will I be remembered

For who I was

Who they thought I was

Or who I wished I could be

Will my words have had such power

To make people smile

Or will they not have been

What I always wanted them to be

Will they recall that I loved life dearly

For what it is, and

That I knew it was continuous

And always there to challenge me

Will my words reflect the depth of my heart

The love I held

For my family and friends

And all the things that touched me

When I am old will they remember I tried

To always be fair

In all that I said and did

And to let life roam around free

Will my words be known to share my thoughts

On life’s richness

And it’s many great joys

That allows us all to stay free

Will I go down as one who made an effort

To enrich the lives

Of those around me

And to live life like it was meant to be

When I am old will I be remembered

For who I was

Who they thought I was

Or who I wished I could be

© Bernard J Rossi
Author & Poet

Bernard J. Rossi has been writing in one form or another for almost 30 years and over that time his writing experiences have been in many diverse areas including technical, short stories, poems and a number of books.
His first short story published was Michael’s Birthday (1991).
Bernard has poems published in many anthologies, most notably “The International Who’s Who in Poetry” and another international publication, “The Best Poems and Poets of 2007.”
His most recent achievements in writing longer works have been the publication of Room 22 in late 2007 and Arlington Reef in early 2008 and Bernard has two completed manuscripts awaiting publication, The Bloodline and The Spiral, which is the sequel to Room 22.
Bernard’s latest work is different from all his previous works and is an exciting move into an intriguing direction.

Bernard J Rossi
Room 22
Arlington Reef

9 responses: to “ When I am Old so far...

  • Jackie 3.3.09

    Lovely poem with a good question!!

    Have a good day Kim!!:-)))

  • Jackie 3.3.09

    Thanks for stopping in and leaving such a wonderful Kim smile for me!!:-))

  • Amy Lilley Designs 4.3.09

    ahhhh....Mom Pointer...her life, her words...live on and on and on...beautiful, reflective...brought tears to my eyes...

  • Bernard J Rossi 4.3.09

    Thanks Shinade,

    Amy, its always nice when we read things that bring back memories.


  • Mariuca 9.3.09

    Hi Kim!! How are u sweetie? I hope u had a wonderful weekend. :):):)

  • Kim 9.3.09

    thanks gals for your comments on Bernard's wonderful poetry....

  • Anonymous 11.3.09

    A lovely poem with beautiful thoughts. I leave with a short poem of mine:


    Time is never thick
    Only History has depth
    Time is thin.

    Time views not with vision
    Only Histroy can see
    Time is blind.

    We walk without color
    If now and then there seems
    A tiny gleam ahead
    Kind angels have marked humility
    most worth
    And given a prize

  • Jackie 12.3.09

    Today I feel old!! I hope you don;t!!

    Why are some days just so emotional? I have no reason to be so highly sensitive today to memories and loneliness...but, I am!

    I know let's blame it on the full moon!!

  • Anonymous 18.3.09

    Nice poem! Artistically made. Lol, I cannot help but to reminisce the moments of my childhood and looking forward to the days of my own maturity. Ah, lighting up again my sentimental mood..:-)