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by George E Thompson
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We all have to get old....some time. It's not life that's important, it "living life" that is.


I thought like so many

That when I was old

There would be nothing to do

But sit all day and mope.

Saying ďWoe is meĒ wonít be my motto

Because thereís too much work to finish

Before I move on.

Those who went before me didnít get done

All the things to accomplish before their last breath

So Iím here to do it as best as I can

And hopefully finish the tasks they all started

Before I move on.

My fingers ache and my back really hurts

When I stand far too long,

But thatís not stopping me from getting things done

That werenít finished after they were started.

Iíll do what I can to fight and finish those chores

Before I move on.

 © George E. Thompson

 
 
 

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/13/2008
My husband did not get all he wanted done either before his death last Aug. He moved on to a pain free world though, but left his spirit behind with me. Grieving but reading and writing on Author's Den is very good therapy. Aches and pains keep me from geeting things done too, but carry on just like you. Always willing to try.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 8/30/2007
chuckle, chuckle. Could it be that you're a woman in disguise? You know --- a woman's work is never done.
I'm glad to hear that you intend to keep going, rather that sitting back and waiting for ...
A most uplifting poem.
Kathy
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/26/2007
You've got it right on, George. I too am fighting on with chores left undone and preparing my children to carry on after I am gone. There is so much to do and so little time. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/23/2007
Right attitude and I can quite understand that standing in one place too long . . . I, too, have a mountain to climb before I fall off it . . . Good poetry . . .
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/21/2007
That's a great attitude to have, George. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/21/2007
Age is just a number!!

Come on....I am a granny and LOVE IT!!

Love Tinka :)
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 8/21/2007
As long as there is passion, there is no age. Age is a state of mind until your back goes out! lol! Another warm piece of your heart here George.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/20/2007
Well George I've always believed that we all have to get old but we are only as old as we feel, I keep telling my grown children that I gave them my time now my time is mine and I have a lot of living to do. Another great write, thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/19/2007
You Spend TOO MUCH TIME About Getting Old,i.e. Go Find Yourself Some Youth To Be Around--Be Around Children They'll Make You Feel Younger Then You Won't Write About Aging...

I Somehow Made It To 18 Never Got Past 23... All Kids In My Hole Wall Where I Live (Wherever I Go) Think I'm Really KOOL GUY Because I RELATE To THEM Not As Old Person...

TRASK
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/19/2007
Excellent attitude and great example for others to follow. Thanks for sharing George!
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/19/2007
If you don't give in age is just a bunch of numbers.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/19/2007
Growing old means you can persue your hobbies...unless you become sick of course. Victor
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/19/2007
Way to go George
I try finishing what I begin
but find myself starting something
Before finishing what I statred before
You following me so far?
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/19/2007
George, nother good pen. When I retired, like many others, somem friends said I'd get bored real quick and wish I was back at work. They were mostly wrong! After working for over 45 years, I don't miss the daily grind of getting up and going to work, but I find I miss the interaction with friends that I've made from work.

I stay as busy being retred, as I did while working. I serve on the board of director for our local chamber of commerce, I continue to host (voluntarilly sp) a interview show for two radio stations, and am involved with volunteering at several other non-for-profit orginizations.

I manage to do this while experiencing chronic health issues. Someone already said it, and it's true; aging ain't for sissies!

Good write,
Dan
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