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Tempus Fugit
by John G Hutchinson

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Time marches on inexorably
And drags us all behind
It weakens human bodies first
And then it robs the mind

It moves on surreptitiously
Doing damage as it passes
You start with store-bought choppers
And then next, you're needing glasses

Your arches fall-your knees give out
Your back contracts lumbago
Just when you think you're still a stud-
Then that's the time that they go

And watching autumn leaves fall down
You start to feel your age
You realize the 'Book of Life'
Does have a final page

So then you take your glasses off
And try reading it much slower
The light grows dim-the sun of life
Is suddenly much lower

But if George Burns at 100
Could flash a smile so bright
Things may not be all that bad
In fact-I feel alright!

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Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
Ah, what Mother Nature giveth, Father Time taketh away.
Clever piece, John...and, true!
Reviewed by Claywoman
John, I love you! You have captured what it is to grow older! ( you notice I didn't say old?) I still have most of my teeth, but I relate to canes, Bengay, and bifocals....hehe
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
You hotdog, we're not letting you out of here that easy. Super write...;-) Trish.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Smoke some cigars!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Hey John, This was quite wonderful! Feeling the age today are we? Its that damn snow! Wait till spring really blooms, and I bet you find you still can step quite lightly! After all, you are still so young at heart!

Love this poem,

Reviewed by A PAX
LOL thats adorable!
I love poems about aging because thats something we all do!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) aren't old until you are 100.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
LOLOLOL lately i've been feelin' my bifocals quit focaling *grins*, my back gave out a looooong time ago, my arches done fell...and i'm havin' more and more "senior" moments...what did i come into this room for?? i always say this, no matter how bad i feel...anyday you wake up, ABOVE ground, and breathing, is a good day! adorable it very much! ((((HUGS)))) from an old 44 year old, karla. :)