Though I am weakened with old aging bones
Yet still I would rise for my daily chores
And aching in joints from falls on the stones
I’m encouraged by my ‘keep going clause’.
And yet callow youth as I watch you play
My heart overflows with such ancient delights
In you I recall a memorable day
Soon to be followed by sleepless nights.
And now here you are with heart aflutter
Pure intentions kept in check by your fear
The delicate heart will sometimes stutter
Yet guides you for life if you let it steer.
I feel so renewed as I watch the dance
My heart blessed again by this new romance.
©Joe Wilson – Sonnet…2016
A sonnet the inspiration for which I drew from William Shakespeare (Sonnet XXXVII)