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Ache

by Joe Cramer

The bones ache

while the body takes

its time

at renewal.

The mind blanks

as time slips

into infinity

and then beyond.

What's left

but some stress,

a few notions.

Not much devotion.

09/04/2008

Posted on 09/04/2008
Copyright © 2022 Joe Cramer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 09/04/08 at 06:54 PM

Can a mind ache? If so mine is with the many thoughts this piece has conjured...~JPP

Posted by Glenn Currier on 07/06/09 at 02:56 AM

I can relate to the bones aching and rejoice in the renewal - away from devotion.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/23/10 at 11:34 AM

A wonderful ode, you've woven here, Joe. I look at these aches, even in my age, whether they be in my bones, muscles, sinews, heart or soul, as growing pains.

Posted by Lori Blair on 10/17/11 at 04:12 AM

Huh! my body aches just reading this..oh gosh how easy we can forget too..great write

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