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Getting Old

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 08-05-99 10:16 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Getting Old

Around my waist the weight appears
And dullness grows between my ears,
I take some help of charity,
My sight has lost its clarity.

My mouth it sags, a little grim.
My hair is now a horseshoe rim.
And sex has lost its sexy lure
What is left, I am not too sure?

My walks are stiff and very slow,
But then, I have nowhere to go.
I forget a lot, like my key,
My friends are gone or much like me.

My feelings seem to be the same,
But my thoughts, often lose their aim.
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep
But lone or not I fall asleep.

My humor reached another stage,
The babbles of the golden age.
Outrageous quips I could not say,
Is common patter of my day.

The ladies have been very kind,
They pay me little or no mind.
They wink or smile or play deadpan,
They have no fear of this old man.

It's humor now that stirs my head,
It's what is left that's not quite dead.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-05-99 10:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sy, you can't get away with that
When you slip on that golfer's hat
And take a swing, I'm sure to bet
There's still life in the old dog yet!

Excellent poem, btw
Nan
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2 posted 08-05-99 11:59 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I have to agree with M&M, Sy - This is really very good - and I know a multitude of people who feel just the same way..
But age is a relative thing, is it not??
Get out there and drive a Porsche or a Jaguar convertible if it makes you feel young and invigorated.... whatever it takes...
thursdayschild
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3 posted 08-06-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

A sense of humor will get you everywhere,
at any age! Great poem.
Cinderella
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4 posted 08-06-99 03:39 AM       View Profile for Cinderella   Email Cinderella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cinderella

Age is just a number, nothing more
Continue on and your age ignore!
hoot_owl_rn
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Smiling big time here....I love your sense of humor!!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-06-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Thank you all for the comments. "Only foolen"
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Thanks for the grins...!

aziza
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Eight years later, you still bring a smile - with the new poems and with this one.  You passed the test of time with flying colors!

Alison
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9 posted 06-20-2007 04:42 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

I love this one. have read your revised version. but all the same to listen to an "old" man whine about aging. I am getting there soon.

love you, Sir.
Artic Wind
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people should never get old

ARCTIC WIND
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11 posted 01-27-2008 02:02 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I have to agree with Arctic Wind on her thoughts.  Such a sense of humor he had.  
 
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