Forty-year old men have grace unseen
in younger men, however fine.
Their depth of voice and solid stance shivers my spine.
With shoulders for children and eyes for business,
tortoise shell glasses for slight correction,
they give and also take direction.
Aware that stamina won’t trump skill
they accept the limits of their will.
They’re fathers, lovers, friends of substance
with minds like rooms, ideas abundant
neither peace nor conflict rocks their stride.
They step out boldly or move aside.
I could watch, enjoy them by the hour,
those thickened backs and thighs of power.
I love their jaws with new grown stubble
their easy way approaching trouble.
I sigh remembering a lover - forty years
in the making - one afternoon in the taking.
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Oh, Cindy, I love this. Thought of Ty and Nathan as I read it. It fits them both so well although you didn’t write it for them. Love you, Pat
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 10:17 AM A WELL-TRAVELED HEART wrote:
> Cynthia M. Sheward posted: ” Forty-year old men have grace unseen in > younger men, however fine. Their depth of voice and solid stance shivers my > spine. With shoulders for children and eyes for business, tortoise shell > glasses for slight correction, they give and al” >
A very cool poem.
Well done, Cynthia!
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Thank you, Suze!
Thank you, Sweetheart. Truly…