“Just how old are you?”
Although youth has long died,
“As young as the moment,”
My body replied.
“If I want to play out
In the sun, or climb trees,
Run laughing through dewdrops,
…I’ll do as I please.
I have a few wrinkles,
My hair’s going grey…
Inside I’m a child
And I still need to play.”

“Just how old are you then?”
My body asked mind,
“As old as conception,
Just think and you’ll find
I’ve been here all along,
In your cells and your brain,
Learning forever and seeking to gain
From experience, wisdom
That I can impart…
But perhaps we should ask
Just how old is the heart?”

“Just how old are you?”
Said the heart, “Here’s the deal…
I’m living two lives,
One to beat, one to feel.”
To the body, heart answered,
“My beating is yours.”
To the mind it replied,
“When you feel, I’m the cause.
Through me we are growing,
A one made of three,
But there is another
Our eyes do not see.”

As the three worked together
As one, they were whole.
“Just how old are you?”
Asked the three of the soul.
“We are older than time,
We are many made one,
We are you, we are I,
We are Sun, we are Son,
We are Mother and Daughter
And Father and Friend,
Born of the Infinite
Life without end.”

Unseen in the shadows
Infinity smiled…
The soul, after all,
Is no more than a Child.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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23 Responses to Eldest

  1. This is both clever and wise, Sue.


  2. It brings smile on my face as I too want to feel the beauty and smartness of your heart, Thanks Sue for the smile you gave me…
    Stay happy, healthy and safe


  3. willowdot21 says:

    This is just the perfect way to start my day 💜


  4. Jaye Marie says:

    You have infinite wisdom, Sue… and a definite way with words…


  5. V.M.Sang says:

    What a beautiful poem, Sue. So full of wisdom.


  6. Sadje says:

    Very profound and thought provoking


  7. markbierman says:

    What a wonderful poem on perspective, Sue. Well done!


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Wonderfully penned– You’re definitely a pro, Sue!


  9. Widdershins says:

    Souls, older than Time … I like that. 🙂


  10. macjam47 says:

    Sue, your poem is fun and serious and introspective and so wonderfully written. ❤️


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