An Older Fellow
by Ronald A Pavellas
There is this reminder by others
(Insistently played like Middle C
In Chopins Raindrop Prelude),
In their referring to someone as
An older fellow ...
The utterer is usually middle-aged
(Whatever this may really be)
And seems to refer to someone
Aged sixty or more.
I am that Fellow.
But I do not refer to myself
As An Older Fellow.
I sometimes feel as an impersonator
When I tell my age, people are surprised.
I do not look or act as An Older Fellow.
Am I failing to conform
To an important social norm?
Or am I setting a trend?
I prefer to imagine the latter.
Posted on 01/03/2002
Copyright © 2024 Ronald A Pavellas
|Member Comments on this Poem
|Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/14/02 at 04:04 AM
Excellent update of that old addage, "you're on;y as old as you feel." Rock on Ron!
|Posted by Charles E Minshall on 01/01/03 at 07:45 AM
They say "you are only as old as you feel" I
am one hundred and fifty by that standard...Charlie (good poem Ron)