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Shoulder To Stepped

I really understand

why old age

is not attractive to you.

Yes, I am old,

and it could be old-fashioned, ancient

but I can say from this stodgy for you are

I was young once before

and you have never been old

if your root is courage,

my tree is wisdom

I respect your adventurous spirit

and I’ve come home

from your adventures

a long long time ago

then consider a souvenir

from my adventure

so that your steps

starts from the shoulders of my adventures

and who knows,

you are able to go further

than my farthest steps.

Illustration by Albert Herdie  – Digital painting from part of The Land of Confusion Series – Shoulder To Stepped.

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  1. When I read the title, I couldn’t help but remember Newton’s claim that he was able to see so far because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Even though I wasn’t even a teen yet, I knew exactly what he meant the first time I read it…

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  2. A very good opinion about life in a poem. There is a Bulgarian song in which you sing: My youngest, where do you go? Of life very, very little took. Perhaps you’re going to meet old age, a strand sticks in your hair.

    E-eh-eh, young, come back. You old age. Do not make sadness in my heart.

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