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  The Older I Get
by William S. Cottringer
Saturday, August 31, 2002


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The Older I Get…
by William Cottringer

The older I get, the more I listen and the less I talk.
Oddly, when I was younger, I had even less to say and more to hear.

The older I get, the more I value the inner person.
Getting to know people inside out allows you to appreciate both sides.

The older I get, the more I realize that I took the long way home.
I wonder what I would have done if I had gotten here earlier.

The older I get, the more patience I have,
But oddly, the less I need it.

The older I get, the less I think needs changing.
I can’t figure out if I am getting older and wiser or just tired and lazy.

The older I get, the more I prefer the simple things.
It took a lot of getting lost in complexity to figure this out.

The older I get, the more precious time becomes.
Living every moment as if it could be my last, makes them all last longer.

The older I get, the less I want.
Enjoying what I already have reduces inventory and overhead costs greatly.

The older I get, the more I see problems as opportunities.
But I still have to make mistakes to learn anything.

The older I get, the more responsibility I take.
If only I had known how to do this earlier.

The older I get, the closer I get
To where I know I have always been-
Right here where I always wanted to be.

What have I learned from getting older?
It was never anything in life that bothered me,
Just my “wrong” opinions about those things,
which I could only see by getting older.

What haven’t I learned from getting older?
Why we have to get older to understand what is most important.




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Reviewed by Joyce Rapier 2/3/2003
William, I can certainly relate to your poem and the very last line says it all. Loved the poem.

Joyce Rapier
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Reviewed by Christina (student) 1/30/2003
Though I am not that old, I feel and understand every word in your writeing. I really liked it.
Reviewed by Thomas 12/3/2002
Very ture. I am glad that this has come to me at this stage in my life standing before a bridge I had not the courage to cross in younger days. I,m reminded of Ralph Waldow Emerson.
Reviewed by Renee Jayasimha 10/3/2002
very true. if I only knew at age 18 what I know now I'm sure life would have been much different. But I seem to learn more from the school of hard knocks. But my new philosophy of life is that I'm like a fine wine I get better with age.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 9/1/2002
I agree with Robert: innate (sp?) wisdom can be found in youth, but that doesn't detract from your realizations, William. Glad you posted here.

Gina
Reviewed by jude forese 9/1/2002
sometimes there is knowledge in youth...
Reviewed by jing javier 8/31/2002
yes..very true.

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