Growing Old and Wondering

Old faces, filled with time
Flash back what’s to come like heat lightening
taking the long road home

Lost smiles, fretful grimaces, contorted frowns
All sides of broken triangles
Lonely whispers awaiting blind supplication

Like wayward priests in intercession
Clouds, filled with tomorrow, rain hard
on barren fields, left alone in fallow adoration

Weak, knees trembling, arms outstretched
Imagined saviors climb down from still green crosses
Crucification waits at least one more day

Without warning, or reason
another day is born from today’s seeds, and
more time fills our aging faces

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

4 thoughts on “Growing Old and Wondering

  1. This is at the cleveland film festival

    Young@Heart

    UNITED KINGDOM, USA

    Directed by Stephen Walker
    Running time: 108 minutes

    Here are some aging musicians whose idea of rockin’ and rollin’ sure isn’t
    confined to their rocking chairs. Young@Heart is a fabulous group of
    choristers in their 70s, 80s and 90s who cover bands from The Clash to
    Talking Heads to Coldplay and Sonic Youth. Based in Northampton,
    Massachusetts, and performing under the direction of dynamic Bob Cilman
    since 1982, the singers are former doctors, teachers, homemakers,
    executives, and food care workers. Young@Heart’s sometimes naughty,
    sometimes nice renditions of popular R&B and rock tunes bring new meaning to
    lyrics of pain, loneliness, sex, and death. Some of the artists whose works
    are interpreted by Young@Heart have responded enthusiastically to the
    chorus’s renditions of their songs. The group recently performed with David
    Byrne, who invited them to be part of the New Yorker Festival. This
    documentary by English filmmakers Sally George and Stephen Walker chronicles
    seven weeks in the lives of the choir members as they rehearse for a
    one-night performance in their hometown. In addition to concert performances
    like thsoe depicted in the film, Young@Heart tours the world with theatrical
    productions. In late 2007, the group spent three weeks bringing its stage
    show to audiences in several French cities. A huge audience favorite,
    Young@Heart isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. –BB

    Category: Documentaries, Music! Movies!
    Producer: Sally George
    Cinematography: Eddie Marritz
    Editing: Chris King
    Director’s Biography: Stephen Walker has directed 23 films for the British
    television networks BBC and Channel Four. He has also written two books –
    most recently “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima,”which reached the New York
    Times Bestseller List, and “King of Cannes,” a riotous account of his two
    weeks at the famous film festival.
    Selected Filmography: “Prisoners in Time“ (1995), “Waiting for Harvey
    “ (1999), “Faking It: Punk to Conductor“ (2001), “Hardcore“ (2001),
    “Hiroshima – A Day That Shook The World“ (2005), YOUNG@HEART (2007)

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