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As WE Ferment And Stale With AGE
by A PAX

Sunday, April 03, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Groan and forget it. - Jessamyn West


~~~~AS WE FERMENT AND STALE WITH AGE~~~~

 

It was never considered on principle

Youth believes it's invincible

Willful, staunch, and stubborn.......never kept!!

 

For as the days roll into years

Age becomes the goal premiere

As birthdays are embraced......our time is set!!

 

What once fit, within our hands

Can diminish......or expand

Depending on our purpose.....or intent

 

When the bygone.......is misplaced

Youth has flown.....without trace

Leaving us to wonder.......where it went!!

 

If now was then, how would things change

Stay the same.........or rearrange

Assuming.....maybe.....possibly......WHY NOT???

 

As we ferment, and stale with age

Deeds can shuffle...dim....and fade

And....MAYBE???

It's a blessing.........TO FORGET!!!

 

Muuuhaahaaa

Pax

A

(Just poking fun at myself here)

 
     
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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/5/2005
Lady A,

Priceless!! "Top-drawer" humor and write ... exceptional all the way!!

Best wishes,

Robert
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/4/2005
... Fermented, stale AND addled, I am afraid. And being around ageing parents is like a return to a reversal of childhood... all the paraphenalia that litters the bathrooms much like having babies around again. Tell you what, though... when I get supermarket checkout rage, I shall look forward to my hair being just a tad greyer so I can lie on the floor and kick my legs and scream like a (9)2-year old again!! Don't the old'uns always dig you in the back with their baskets in the queue... like they're in a race or summat... Reminds me of the Jenny Joseph (?) poem about wearing purple and odd sox and running your walking stick all along the railings.... oh yes... I shall be AWFUL!! :)))) LUV IT!! Kate xx
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/4/2005
Lady A,

Be glad you are still HAVING birthdays. :)

If today is your day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Adorable write--enjoyed. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 4/4/2005
Hey!! I resemble these remarks!! : D

Jack
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/4/2005
If i could go back, with the knowledge I have now...there would definitely be some changes. I only wish I could forget though, but I can't. The things in my life that have brought me here, will always haunt me. But, this a very good write sis. I enjoyed every word of it. Thnx for sharing sis. May the Lord bless you, and be with you always,a nd at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy tot he world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((many sisterly HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by andrea coltman 4/4/2005
Enjoyed this immensly Anita, great humour and love the pic...best wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/4/2005
I think I had something very profound to say here - but I somehow forgot what it was. Sorry, Lady A! Love the picture!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/4/2005
well done
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/4/2005
Well, now... if we decant it carefully, so that some superfluous residues will stay in the old bottle, port wine is much, much better when it's got a certain age! ;0)
Mmmmmmmmmmm... aaahhhhh! Truly! :0)
Love&Light*
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/3/2005
Laffin at Ed and Robert.....only you Anita can come up with THIS!!!

That picture looks like my hubby wiping his ass!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 4/3/2005
nice oxymoron in the title ... age is like a good wine whose taste depends on how we breath ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/3/2005
Speak for yourself, girl...as YOU, instead of WE ferment and stale with age...let us get on the same page...just the title did give me a laugh...enjoyed, Ed
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/3/2005
hahaha you are too much Anita. Telling us this with such lilting meter and rhyme, making it seem okay for a time! Stale frail why not bail,but we don't;-)You make fine poetry out of it!;-)

Eileen
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/3/2005
haha this has been on my mind lately...if you read my latest poem, you will see...would i go back if i could, what would i change...God, it is a blessing that we can't i guess. great poem though
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/3/2005
Senility is a valid point of view, Anita. This is a wonderful write, though I am still not going to admit that I am fermented OR stale. harrumpffff
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/3/2005
LOL! Love the graphic! Maybe so! Certain things are better forgotten. Strain the wisdom and throw out the rest. Great write, A...



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