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If I Grow Old
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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If I grow old,
Even older than I was a moment ago,
I'll be happy -
And thank the Lord I have lived as long as I have.

Each breath, a gift:
Each heartbeat is a celebration of my life;
I'll spit at Death -
And deny him the chance he has always wanted.

If I get old,
I won't be a crotchety woman dressed in grey.
I will wear red -
And other outrageous colors, because I can.

Each thought, a toast
To the fact that I have all of my faculties.
I'll teach a class -
And show students what experience has taught me.

If I get old,
I shall wear a bouquet of daisies on my head.
I'll laugh out loud -
And dance with the bumblebees that tickle my nose.

Each tear, a joy
Because I am a survivor despite the pain.
I shall walk tall -
And know I've accomplished something others haven't.

If I grow old,
Do not tell me that I should be acting my age.
I won't listen -
If you need to find me, I'll be on the playground.

(c) 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/6/2005
Very descriptive of how we "elders" feel (you're not there yet :o) - I still dance a lot, even if to my own tunes...LOL

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/5/2005
I love this,
God Bless
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/5/2005

Delightful write; that last line was adorable! Well done, poet; BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/5/2005
I too, love it, love it...way to go girl...

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 5/5/2005
lovely poem!
Reviewed by Betty Torain 5/5/2005

I love it, love it, love it. Thanks Karla. I think I will play Jack-Stones today! Love you. From the 73 year-old mother of the Universe.
Reviewed by David Knight 5/5/2005
I believe that everyone has a spiritual age that never changes, we just pass it once during our physical years.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 5/5/2005
An absolutely delightful poem Karla!
With your attitude, you´ll NEVER grow old.

PS: Calvin & Hobbes is my favourite cartoon.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/5/2005
Beautifully said...

Reviewed by F William Broome 5/5/2005
Hell, Karla, I'm already out here - over on the swing - taking my rocket ride to the moon, then dipping into the surf of a new ocean of discovery.

You've captured a promise that you will keep - a deserving young lady. This is truly a sweet and tasty write. - Bill

Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/4/2005
Someone who thinks and writes like you can't grow old, impossible!;-)
Remember Karla, age is only counted in this realm, in others there is none, that's why I gave up thinking in age terms long ago. I'm ageless;-) So are you it's all a matter of relativity and knowing you'll live forever!Great poem!

Reviewed by jude forese 5/4/2005
"we must never forget to look through the eyes of a child" Wordsworth
Reviewed by Al Terego (Reader) 5/4/2005
You will never grow old with words such as these...AL
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/4/2005
When I go to Walmart, the first place I always head to is the toy department...we all must never grow old, grow up yes, but...ed
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/4/2005
good one
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/4/2005
I love to swing... lol. I'll join you on the playground.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/4/2005
don't you dare listen when you grow old... but we've got lots of life to live before then, don't we? great write.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 5/4/2005
This is great Karla.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 5/4/2005
yeah for sure ya at the merry-go-round (giggles). I love the jungle gym, and the slide, and the hopscotch frame. I love jumping rope and giggling with my girl friends. I love life, but I swear it to be true, that life doesn't like me. It tears me up, and spits me out, only to chew me up again. Sis I am moving this weekend. I am moving with my second oldest daughter, in Shawano, Wisconsin. That's 152 miles from here, in northern Wisconsin. About 30 minutes from Green Bay. May the Lord Jesus bless you and yours, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love inmy heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/4/2005
Idea Of Growen Old Is Not To Think Old But To Think Youth,i.e. I Somehow Made It To 18 Never Got Past 23_

Do Not Celebrate Birthdays People Who Do (Proven) You Grow Older That Much Faster,i.e. I Could Care Less What OLDER (ASSHOLES) People Think When I Pull Up In My Bad Ass Corvette--THEY WISH-THEY WISH They Owned Had It!

Younger You Think With Your Mind Not Your BRAIN--You Will have Less Pain,Anguish,Suffering---- Simply Because You Were Thinken OLD!

Wanna Be Young Again Go Out With Young People,Associate With Young People-Go Bankrupt & Buy Your Self Italiano Lamborghini 70's Sports Car--(Or 60's Corvtte)---Hit That Road . 100 MPH In Your Mind!


Reviewed by Jack Roberts 5/4/2005
"When" you get old Im sure you will indeed do all these things. : )

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/4/2005
Karla this is a wonderful write and for some reason I had lost you on my tracker list but I definately have you back on now. Great write and I feel the same way.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/4/2005
Jerry is right...and I will ditto his comment!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/4/2005
Nice thoughts about approaching age. I hope that you are able to live up to your predictions. Sometimes like treats us harsher than we expect and our plans have to be adjusted.

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