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  Getting Older
by Linda Alexander
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This is the beauty of God's plan for our lives....

I look at my hands.
I see an older woman's hands.
The veins rise to the top of the thinning skin.
The knuckles, always prominent, seem to get broader.
Hair follicles are so obvious. Why is that?
And age spots....
Heck, I had age spots by the time I was 40.
Now I'm on the far side of 50.

There's something oddly comforting about aging.
Is it because the alternative is ... well, not aging?
In fact, not being.

I've earned the honor of talking with a young woman and having her listen to me.
She listens because I have experience.
Because I'm aged, compared to her.
And these days, compared to many I pass on the streets.

Yet age is relative.
I look at my mother, and she calls me, "Baby."
I'm her child, she says. I'll always be her child.
If I'm old, she asks me, then what is she?
Older. Getting older still. But we're all getting older....

Unless we've stopped.

copyright Linda Alexander, 2003. All rights reserved. 


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/7/2015
I can relate to this meaningful theme that you express via your verses here, Linda. Thank you for sharing. Love, peace, and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/23/2009
Wisely spoken, Linda! Very much enjoyed this poem.

Reviewed by John Domino 8/16/2008
You are NOT OLD. You have God given talent and a heart of GOLD.

Success Always,

John Michael
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/14/2008
I am old, age 63 and dont even want the aches and pains that come with 70's and 80's. Guess no choice in the matter though.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 9/19/2006
Yes, we all get older, With age comes wisdom,,so they say. Well done.......M
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/6/2006
I am 49 my wife writer partner is 45, we are aging gratefully except for some of the pain that the body takes on as you get older... But we all have to do it... Stay strong! Blessing to you.
Roger and Birgit
Reviewed by Bennett 12/16/2005
I love the way you express yourself about aging for we all have to embark upon this someday. Eventually so will I. keep writing
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader) 8/13/2004
What a wonderful way of thinking of age, my poor old body needed that. Thanks,
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 6/20/2004
Every day we count a grey is a blessing from God, so I pray we as writers live to write yet another day.

(Hey HEY Hey!)

In awe of your accomplishments, my Sistah,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Connie Washburn (Reader) 2/15/2004
Well written, Linda. I enjoyed this - just before my Dad died, he looked at me with those sad blue eyes of his and said, "You know, I have a million dollars worth of advice but no matter how hard I try I can't seem to sell even a nickle of it!" Unfortunate, though it is, not everyone becomes wiser with age.
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 9/30/2003
The main thing we have to remember is that life is for living. Far too many people
reach the end without ever living at all, they just exist until they don't exist any
more. (See my poem on "The Secret Is To Live, Not Just Exist" if you want to see what I mean).
Nicely done.
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 8/31/2003

Very intersting and thought provoking. This was one I could relate to all the way!

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/31/2003

Salutations to Author Poet Linda Alexander
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"Getting Older" is a thought's developer poem, which flows under the beats of a sage heart that listens to the dictation of the soul.

If we care to take care of the tasks of each day, aging will mature each day, and everyday will be an enlighted living.

"Getting Older" showed me the way... pleasurable reading from an excellent WRITING.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/31/2003
Reviewed by jude forese 8/31/2003
by keeping our creative energies flowing we can slow down the aging process...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/30/2003
Yes Linda isnt it the truth... Excellent write Thank you Lady peg
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/30/2003
You Are Only As Old As You Feel,i.e. I Somehow Made It To 18 Never Got Past 23!!

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