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Don't Worry About Growing Old...Worry About Living Long Enough To Grow Old

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Toerag
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0 posted 01-07-2002 09:20 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

The poet has said for many a day
That time is a thief who steals hours away
And takes the blush from the cheek
The sparkle from the eye
A little of all as it passes by

Time takes the bright luster from the hair
Steals the gold, but leaves silver there
Gone hearty laughter, the youthful sounds
But when I think of my blessings
Great joy abounds

A springy step isn't there to see
Time exchanged it for poise and dignity
Where once I ran, now I walk
My best performances
Are only talk

Time gives one vision of yester year
Hard to recall without a tear
Temporal were the things time took from me
I've had so many joys
And paid a very small fee......
© Copyright 2002 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
Magnus
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1 posted 01-07-2002 09:22 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Being a charter member of the OTH gang (Over The Hill)...

I relate well to this poem...and I do most
certainly agree and like this...
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 01-07-2002 09:23 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe, An excellent write, so glad to see you back. Sy
Mistletoe Angel
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3 posted 01-07-2002 09:27 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(smiles) So well said, sweet friend, tie indeed passes us by, but as long as we capture each moment with a smile, time can never play tricks on us and we will find joy in each and every day! (big hugggsssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, it's so great to see you again, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Toerag, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
Kethry
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4 posted 01-08-2002 08:44 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

TOTH gang rides again, Good work here Toe; stunning use of words.
Kethry

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


LngJhnAg
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5 posted 01-08-2002 09:31 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

And don't forget you always forget,
But it saves you from remembering regret.

Hi there, you reprobate.
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


6 posted 01-08-2002 09:33 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Toe, This is oh so true!  Love the way you put it though!  Wonderful writing!
~Hugs, Nancy~
P.S. Do I call you 'Toe'?  

~* A dream is a wish your heart makes... *~

Nightshade
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just out of reach


7 posted 01-08-2002 09:36 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Toerag, I enjoyed this. Hopefully time will always be on our side. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

Poet deVine
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8 posted 01-08-2002 10:35 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

It sure is nice to read you. If you decide to form an over the hill poetry gang, let me know and I'll saddle up my walker and join you!
suthern
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9 posted 01-08-2002 05:25 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

A springy step isn't there to see
Time exchanged it for poise and dignity

This is fantastic, Toe... insightful, thought provoking, well written... and absolutely lovely. I think we've all paid a fee... some more than others. *S* But when I count my blessings, your name is always at the very top of the list. *S*

Soleil Noir
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10 posted 01-08-2002 05:35 PM       View Profile for Soleil Noir   Email Soleil Noir   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil Noir


If you will enjoy the silvr'd hair
the pause in step of wary care
then I shall meet you atop the hill
for the sun is fine, and warming, still
Titia Geertman
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11 posted 01-08-2002 05:49 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Dear Toerag, heard so much about you from our Balladeer
I'm real glad for the opportunity of meeting you here
I love your poem but let me give you some advice sweet man
When time is coming to visit you just ran away as hard as you can

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Want to use the pics on my website? Just send me a mail and I'll give you the link.

serenity blaze
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12 posted 01-08-2002 06:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I've rushed through life in such a hurry?
I find it is too late to worry!
There's nothing left to be but ME..
Free at last...finally, free...

Thanks Toe!
strbbux
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Toe, my six year old grandson tells me this.
" You're not old grandma, you're an antique, and mommy says antiques are very valuable"
Out of the mouth of babes.. nice write. floria
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14 posted 01-08-2002 11:01 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

poise...dignity....temporal??? Alright, mister, what have you done with Toerag and why are you using his name?????????

On the microscopic chance it is really you.....welcome back, warhorse!!
Victoria
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15 posted 01-08-2002 11:18 PM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

im fighting it every step of the way ..ha
nicely said and so true..

           ~Victoria

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
~ David Viscott


                                            

Madame Chipmunk
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16 posted 05-31-2002 12:29 AM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

I just about choked on this title, Mr.Toe...
having just had an argument with my 87 year old mother who is complaining that she is old.
I tell her that she is lucky to be so old and to live long enough to see great grandchildren...and all she does is complain about how old she is...

She doesn't know I am sick...She lives in Florida and I think she's too frail and I don't want to worry her, but it almost slips out when I tell her that my goal in life is to get as old as she is.

This is an absolutely wonderful poem, Mr.Toe and so I am going to give it a bump.

~ old hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

passing shadows
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17 posted 01-22-2003 03:21 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

alright imposter! What'd you do with Toe?
 
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