Photo Challenge #204 – Dead at Fifty


Image – Hossein Zare

He tried the road less travelled

Dead end!

Then he followed the crowd.

Dead end!

He tried finding himself within the cosmos

Ended up lost

He tried losing himself in the humdrum

Ended up lost.

Stood at the centre of his being


Around him, temptations abounded


Be you he was urged

Who is that?

Be the man you want to be

Who is that?

He walked the road of expectation

Job nine to five

He walked the road jostling every minute

Job nine to five.

Stress and anxiety overcame him

Time to reconsider

Withdrawing seemed the way forward

Time to reconsider.

Who was the odd man they asked?

Dead at fifty

What path did he travel?

Dead at fifty.


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6 Responses to Photo Challenge #204 – Dead at Fifty

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Ah! life with its roads and tributaries. I love this take on the prompt.

  2. calmkate says:

    good take, well written!

  3. Nice story Michael.

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