That Day And This Day

Then young & handsome
Now old & ugly

Then very active and efficient
Now passive & inefficient

Wise & sharp then
Foolish & stupid now

Attractive romantic hero then
Scary & hated villain now

Teeth were a shining diamond then
Teeth are a broken charcoal now

Much in demand then
Very much condemned now

Nothing was wrong then
Every thing is wrong now

Could not die though wanted to, then
Can’t Live in spite of not wanting to die , now

This the reality of life

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 2.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Ramapriya Nr

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

4 Comments on "That Day And This Day"

Notify of
Sort by:   newest | oldest

Such a subtle and beautifully thought-out poem about life’s realities…awesome!

Savi Mani

Oh a very touching poem on the harsh truth of life, yes when one looks at the mirror at a later stage of life…… feels he/she is not even a shadow of what he/she was……..what age and the vagaries of life do to us……..scarring us forever…….very painful fact of life…….


Away From My Fears Is The Day I Dream

Away From My Fears Is The Day I Dream long poem

“Away from my fears is the day I dream, a place where eternal happiness awaits for me. Where no pains exist, no one could hurt me. I could breathe the way I want without losing my identity. A place so

Before The Big Day

Before The Big Day long poem

Im fine I got this Its time Im fine Im fine im fine im fine We’re fine it’s time 27 4 19 27 4 19 27 27 4 4 4 19 Im fine I got this Its time Im fine

Imperfect Day

Imperfect Day long poem

Roses are red Violets are blue My day wasn’t perfect And neither were you I fell to the ground I scraped my knee I dropped my books I caught my headphones I missed the bus My phone died I bombed

Doom’s Day

Doom’s Day short poem

The rapture was on prowl to get the believers. You knew what you should not have known about the baby blue. Aphasia, experiences an impulsive violence, beyond the dead. Bionic hands to capture the moment of swapping uremia with swastika.

One Day

One Day long poem

I never knew that one day would be there When I would ask my existence from you One day I would beg you to apply vermilion on my forehead To name my child, to change my identity.. One day that