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Closing In On Forty

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caroline
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Closing in on Forty


I look in the mirror and what do I see
An older, tired version of me
More gray hair, a new wrinkle or three

Stiff joints in the morning and oh when it rains
These knees of mine can scream with pain
Arthritic fingers so inflamed

Whatever happened to aging with grace
A softer, kinder woman's face
There now are crow's feet in its place

I thought I was keeping this at bay
I used those face creams every day!
I see now, age will have its way

I'm sure its not important though
That if my hair turns white as snow
Or my eyes have lines etched all below

I can color my hair up in a flash
My eyes still sparkle when I laugh
And youth, it wasn't made to last

When I get ready to go to sleep
And ask the Lord my soul to keep
One more request from my mouth leaps

"Please just let me keep my teeth!"


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1 posted 08-23-99 08:57 PM       View Profile for wordweaver   Email wordweaver   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wordweaver

I realy enjoyed this. it was good for a laugh.
its funny how age crawls up on us and attacks.

old age

I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look likde Hell
My body's drooping
got trouble pooping

So the golden years have come at last?
well, the golden years can KISS MY A**
caroline
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2 posted 08-23-99 09:05 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

That was the best laugh I've had in a long time!!! Thanks!

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Delores Hall
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3 posted 08-23-99 11:42 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

I know how that is to be approaching forty.
Lot's of things seem to be going wrong just
about now.Cute poem.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 08-24-99 12:29 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Cute! Of course you can keep your teeth! Did you get them off layaway yet! I'm closing in on forty the hard way.....in reverse!
Seymour Tabin
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Caroline,
Enjoyed the poem
From an old pilgrim.
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6 posted 08-24-99 09:28 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Caroline: Like PDV, I see 40 only in my rear view mirror! LOL.

Reading glasses
Cracking knees
One flight of stairs
I start to wheeze.
Sometimes it's hard
Each day to live
But it sure beats
The alternative!

Thanks for the grins, Caroline and wordweaver!
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To be forty once again I'd cheer
as to fifty I'm drawing near!
Old age, old age, sand through a sieve,
'course, it's better than the alternative!

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Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Terry Cuthbert.
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The older you are the wiser you are, but the weaker you are. I think I would rather be my grey 52 than a silly youth. Still, better people than us have grown old, and have complained. Enthropy works for us all.
caroline
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9 posted 08-24-99 06:36 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

I think we have to laugh as we get older...otherwise we will just get old. I for one intend to die laughing! The only way to go! I started finding grey hairs at age 22...but isn't that why they make haircolor? Now I'm letting the grey ones shine...I earned them all!

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