The Critic

 greying temples
sagging skin
erect posture
walking tall
disapproving glance
at a teenager passing by
-hands gesturing in rejection
of roadside ware
curled up nose, frown on the brow
-turning back
to look for something
he can criticise, once again…
a lifetime of achievement
watered down
on the bylanes of life
searching for past glory
he is not likely
to find it again
but what the heck …
he can always tell someone
what they do wrong

14 thoughts on “The Critic

  1. Ah, this is so cool — all the details and information paint a distinct picture in our minds. A wonderful profile with a clever ending. I liked this bit in particular: “watered down/on the bylanes of life/searching for past glory”.

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