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Fellows of Age (Humor-Go Easy On Me)

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Jack Napes
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Phaedra's Womb


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fellows of age
a turn of the page
candlewax falls
from their ears

space between words
singing of birds
logic flows
from their beers

settled in time
struggling for rhyme
their pens run from
laxative ink

set in their ways
while Uncle Sam pays
for they all must
look pretty in pink

if I were the one
to give them a gun
to aim at a
bottle or can

all hell would break loose
quick! Hide the goose
we were raising for
good neighbor Dan

now I know Iíll age
then youíll turn the page
and Iíll mourn my
pen and my quill

if I no longer roam
far from bedpans of chrome
patronize gently
my plight

for a fellow of age
fresh into my cage
I promise never
To bite

Touch, but don't look

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Margherita
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haha .... promises might be forgotten due to the aging process. Very cute. Mal comune, mezzo gaudio, we say here. Which in English could be: Shakespeare: Two in distress make sorrow less. (Samuel Beckett) or "fellowship in woe doth woe assuage." Literal translation would be: Shared/common plight is half a treat.  

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Thanks! You know your Shakespeare!

Thanks also for seeing the humor. Sometimes trodding into that area, especially if you're not there yet, can be regarded as unwelcome sarcasm.

Touch, but don't look

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Very funny glad I stumbled upon it
Nan
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I'm glad I stopped in to check this out.  You put a smile on my morning face  
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Gotta love a chrome bedpan!

To call oneself a poet is a vain remark indeed. After you're dead, let others eulogize you as such if they feel you are worthy.

 
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