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Getting Old Sucks

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Julie
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0 posted 10-07-1999 11:50 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Julie

Senility plays...
"maybe today
I'll let your memory stay.
Let's make a deal,
When was your last meal?
Was it chicken or veal?"
Too pooped to lift a hand
chaos-like a practicing band
a thought waiting to make a stand,
in my vegetated state
wondering why is this my fate,
nothing flows, I can't even hate.
Severe trouble, I mumble;
does anyone know I fumble;
My children say, I just have the grumbles.

Dentures in the cracked glass,
shuffling to get my cup of sassafras;
oops...excuse me, I passed a lil gas.
my trifocals I left on the table,
careful not to trip on the cable,
ohhh, finally I sit...now I'm stable.
hair growing in places
where once there were empty spaces,
wrinkles like a map of highway traces.
A nose that's grown twice its size,
at least my ears are there to compromise;
forever young?...who tells all those lies?
A bad joke heredity's fate;
why did I have to be its bait?
Just this once, couldn't it be late.
With a gullible groan
and a hobo's moan...
"Whose gene was it that was out on loan?"

[This message has been edited by Julie (edited 10-08-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Julie - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-08-1999 03:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, my goodness, this is great, Julie! And hillarious too!

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Denise
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2 posted 10-08-1999 04:17 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Amen, ditto, Amen, ditto. Am I repeating myself? Oh dear.
LngJhnAg
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3 posted 10-08-1999 04:39 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Julie - Amen, Lady. Yanno, getting old ain't for sissies.
RainbowGirl
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4 posted 10-08-1999 05:04 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Julie: Just think when we're old(er) we'll be able to take our dentures out and suck on life without them ..LOL.. now I bet that thought cheered you up.

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

doreen peri
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5 posted 10-08-1999 05:30 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Fabulous! Love it! Bravo!
Pepper
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6 posted 10-08-1999 06:00 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

terrific .....loved this Julie.......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 10-08-1999 06:09 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Julie,
It took a little work I'll bet. I enjoyed the read.
freespiritfem
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8 posted 10-08-1999 07:08 PM       View Profile for freespiritfem   Email freespiritfem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freespiritfem

Julie...This was EXCELLENT...Amen...Bravo!!!!

Huggs!!!

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Paula Diane S.
Julie
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9 posted 10-08-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Denise, Sunshine, LJA, RG, doreen, Pepper,
Seymour, freespirit: Didn't know there
was so many of us old farts around..Hee!hee!

Thank you all for your comments.

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Julie
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Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert



Andrew Scott
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10 posted 10-08-1999 08:03 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Funny, but true. Great read and a great write. Thanks for sharing
Martie
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11 posted 10-08-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was great! I realy enjoyed reading it. I thought I was the only one wearing purple around here.
Pufalove
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12 posted 10-08-1999 10:00 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Julie, this was great. I laughed my butt off and still am. ( have to do that or I'd be crying) Ah, but with age comes wisdom, and with a little war paint, who would know the difference? Isn't that what it's for.
Who would want one of those young INexperienced bimbos anyway? Loved it!

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O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.

hoot_owl_rn
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13 posted 10-09-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Julie...laughing here, but I for one refuse to grow old..or is that grow up

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Julie
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14 posted 10-09-1999 06:07 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Andrew and Martie: So glad I could bring a giggle to your day. Some things we just
can't change like growing old and the changes our bodies go through...so why not
laugh at them rather than cry.
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Yes, Puf I would rather have the wisdom...and thank goodness for make-up.
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As for you hoot....don't ever grow up.
One thing I have learned from writing poetry...I can be as young as I want, as silly, as serious or as old...today I chose to be a child.
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All of your comments has brought a smile
to my face...it somehow made me think
of the serinity prayer but I changed a couple of words...
"God grant me the ability to laugh at the things I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference....Amen.

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Julie
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Thou who has given so much to me,
give one thing more: a grateful heart.
>George Herbert



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