"Temptation" by Adolphe William Bouguereau‘A Country Song’ by Joe Tessitore The Society November 15, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 11 Comments A Country Song (for my wife’s birthday) I’m no longer young and strong and things take me twice as long Might not hear you when you call and I don’t stand quite so tall Seasons change and so do we as most any fool can see Pride can blind us to the truth Can’t hold on to faded youth All the laughter and the tears brought us closer through the years Right up to my dying day on my knees I’m gonna pray That I’ll never be too old to take you in my arms and hold you Harsh Reality? History has turned the page and ushered in the Darkest Age illumined by the smartest phones held in the hands of mindless drones. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 11 Responses Shobha Pawar November 15, 2017 Beautiful! Hearts never age. Reply Joe Tessitore November 15, 2017 Beautiful sentiment! I couldn’t agree with you more! Reply Sally Cook November 15, 2017 Joe – Congratulations to both your wife on her birthday and to you for the poem! Things are still humming here. Reply Joe Tessitore November 15, 2017 Thank you! Let’s touch base for an update. Reply Leo Yankevich November 15, 2017 Mr Tessitore, I especially like the second poem (Harsh Reality?) with its compelling brevity and telling verdict. Reply Joe Tessitore November 15, 2017 Thank you so much! I wasn’t even going to submit it but my wife convinced me otherwise. Reply Ram November 16, 2017 Both the poems are lovely! The first for its rich emotional speak and the second for its hard-hitting statement. Reply Joe Tessitore November 16, 2017 Thank you Ram. I’m very grateful for your comments. Reply Satyananda Sarangi November 16, 2017 Hello Joe Sir, I have always found your poetry to be honest and straightforward. These are so lovely indeed. Best wishes & Regards Reply ben grinberg November 16, 2017 Harsh Reality? Following the right perspective truth lights up in every captive Reply David Hollywood November 23, 2017 Full of penetrating wisdom,yearning and acceptance.Well done. Reply Leave a Reply to Joe Tessitore Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.