The Wise Age


I´m very proud to present another collaboration that combines the wonderful words of my dear friend and writer Syeda with one of my drawings! 🙂



The Wise Age

Standing in the alley

I watch them play around

Little kids whom I saw

Puking in their mother’s arms.

I watch the little hands

That held mine and learnt to walk

Today cross their ways past me hastily

Avoiding me, unwilling to acknowledge.

These old wrinkly hands and face

Are not something I would want to lose

They have come to be, after all

The wars and struggles I’ve fought.

They are the marks of my victory

Of having emerged out of the abyss.

                                                           -by Syeda Faiza Rasheed





41 thoughts on “The Wise Age

      • Sarah, so happy my comments made you happy, dear. ❤
        I had cataract surgery on my right eye yesterday and am up at my Mom's senior living apt, recuperating. 🙂 It was rather normal procedure, but had my blood pressure plummet to 72/35.
        They panicked and I could feel myself "fainting" on the table.

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      • Hi Robin, I´ve been thinking of you and am so glad everything went well with your surgery (apart from your blood pressure plummeting – I always have the same when I´m visiting the dentist 😉 they´ve gotten quite used to me nearly fainting after getting the anesthetic 😉 ).
        Does the cataract also affect your left eye? Hope you´re recuperating well and fast and have a lovely time with your Mom 🙂
        Wish you a wonderful week! xxxxx


  1. The poem and the picture go well together. The part about the wrinkles not being something he’d want to lose reminds me of my mother. She often says, “I’ve earned every grey hair. I’ve earned every wrinkle.”

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  2. Reblogged this on This is my life! and commented:
    Just when I feel, I’m running out of thoughts, my dearest friend Sarah comes and wakes me from my slumber. Here’s what I wrote for the wonderful drawing she shared with me!!
    Hope you’ll like it!

    Lots of love and best wishes. . .

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