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When Did it Happen?

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 11-03-2017 05:25 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

When did it happen?
Iím really not sure,
maybe somewhere
around fifty-eight
I got old.
Not old, old.
Not elderly.
Slow,
some gray showing
and dumpy.
And if God
Blesses me with life
through the end of December,
and I make sixty. . .
Well, to tell you the truth
I hadnít thought much further
than the newest grandbaby
coming in May. . .
Oh, and my daughterís boyfriend
put a down payment  on a ring,
So I really should try to make that wedding,
ďthree to fiveĒ years from now. . . .
Then thereís retirement,
I donít want to miss out on that.
(the way I got it figured, I can afford
to retire ten years after I die)
Point being,
sixty makes it official. . .
I am of an age
no longer middle.
Curses on whoever says
sixty is the new forty.
I am as old as I feel
and the zippity
has left my do-da
in the dirt.
And every day feels
like gravy.
Actually everyday
is gravy if you think about it.
And right now,
Iím thinking about it.
Iím thinking about things
I need to change
if I want to grow older.

LGR©11/3/17

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 11-03-2017 07:10 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Try 78.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 11-03-2017 07:56 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

It is a goal! ~L
Bluesy Socrateaser
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quote:
"Iím thinking about things
I need to change
if I want to grow older"
Isn't "thinking and changing" what we all spent too much time doing already? Doing things impulsively and spontaneously...now maybe those two drivers deserve a turn, Miss Lori.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 11-07-2017 05:40 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
"impulsively and spontaneously" otherwise known as me getting a wild hair. Yes, it is lovely and rarely disastrous. ~L
 
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