MLMM Photo Challenge #413

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Photo credit Pobble 365
When he looked in the mirror, he didn’t like the man he saw looking back at him.
Age had not been kind.
The wrinkles and grey hair were to be expected and if you didn’t look too closely to see he was breathing in, the paunch was almost negligible.
But there was more.
He didn’t like the haunted look in his eyes, eyes once a warm twinkly gray were now hard and cold like steel.
He didn’t like the downward curve of his mouth or set thin line of his lips, lips that were once full and ready to deliver a smile.
He didn’t like the droop of his shoulders caused by the weight of defeat and despair.
He didn’t like the feel of emptiness within, something that could have been avoided but he was too blind to see.
Now all he saw was the hollow shell of the man he was twenty years ago, or was it fifty?
It no longer mattered.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to MLMM Photo Challenge #413

  1. Nice…Sounds like someone who spent a long time thinking only of himself.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Massive kudos for this “punch in the gut” poem!

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