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Old Like Me.. (Revised)
by Rosalyn R Smith
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
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Today I learned a new word,
not a big word,
just a plain and very old word,
old like me.
It almost made me feel like a second grader,
but I'm old now,
and it's not true what they say,
when they say,
you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
I learned this new word
and I've been saying it for two days straight,
and I'm excited
like I were a first grader. 
I'm still finding
that this new word of mine
has many facets not yet cornered,
and I don't think the mind
will ever have the ability to understand
all that it holds.
My new word makes me clap
it brings many smiles to my face.
It makes me want to talk all day long,
I've been talking all day long
like I were back in kindergarten.
It's strange this overwhelming pressure
to tell everyone I see,
even the ones I haven't met.
I'm excited, you really have no idea
how much I'm excited.
My lips are about to explode, and
my eyes scream, give me a break and just ask!
I'm feeling like
I felt on the first day of pre-school,
how I waited for that yellow bus to stop and
open the doors just for me,
but I'm old now
I'm relearning everything
right from the start.
It's a little word,
and it's old like me,
then someone stops by
and admires my fresh new look,
and then I introduce them to my new found friend,
old like me.
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Reviewed by Z McClure 1/29/2008
This poem sums up nicely, how I felt inside when I met Jesus for the first time. This collection of words just tickles me a fresh spring from inside my heart!
Thanks for the treat Rosalyn. :)

-a kindred spirit
Reviewed by Patrick Talty 3/10/2003
I felt your excitement as you embraced a new, but old word. The back-to-childhood images heightened the sense of exciting discovery and this aspect certainly brings the reader into your sphere.
The poem is all of enlightening, inspirational, didactic and entertaining. Quite a nice example of why free verse is NOT cut-up prose.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 3/8/2003
Age is a number some young act old some old act young great write !
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 3/5/2003
what joy captured here
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader) 3/5/2003
I feel this same excitement when my functions are "regular", if you know what I mean. Now THAT'S old...LOL.
Wonderful piece, I really enjoyed it!
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 3/5/2003
Rosalyn! I'm sitting here with a huge grin on my face...a joyous piece. This makes the heart sing!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/5/2003
Rosalyn, young you are in spirit and vitality ... because the words you write
say you are. Robert is right ... so long as the creative juices flow ... you are not old. Bill Murray
Reviewed by jude forese 3/4/2003
the only time we get old is when we looe our creative spirit... i see no signs of being old here...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/4/2003
I can't believe I can't find that word anywhere. And if you are "old", I am Elvis Pressley. Okay, so is the word "old"?

Well done. [smiles]
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/4/2003
Aren't we all, Old like me?
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