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  Aging: A Birthday Tribute
by Jill Eisnaugle
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I decided to express a little jab about aging at the expense of anyone who might be having a birthday. It's all in good fun.


Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
My joints feel like they’re full of rust.
My auburn hair has turned to gray;
My mood swings are now here to stay.
I cannot sleep the whole night through;
I’m always up a time or two,
The TV volume’s now too low;
When did these nose hairs start to grow?
A far cry from late nights and ale,
Retirement plans now fill my mail.
Not long ago, bars were the rage,
Now burial plots express my age.
My knees swell when I sit for hours;
How did I lose my youthful powers?
I fear those days are long since passed,
But when do good times ever last?

I’ll shake the rust from my two knees,
I’ll color my gray, as I please,
I’ll take the bumps and wrinkles too -
I’ve earned them all, but so have you.
We look this way because we’ve thrived;
We’ve done it all and we’ve survived,
But who’s lived most need not be clearer -
I look great; check out your mirror!
© 2009 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 4/17/2012

Love it. Maybe because I'm at this very point in my life too. I can relate. Yup, once that AARP magazine comes in the mail, well, it's all downhill! Great write. I have one similar 'A Badge of Honor', take a gander if you wish.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/21/2009
I see it showing (most of what you said)if I laugh too much, peeing I will dread! lol
Love your humor and truth in the visions you see!
You run the gambit in writing style, that I have seen...

Blessings, Peace and WARM Hugs, Warrior Purple_Passion_Pulsing, SHEExooo
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/12/2009
This is funny. I won't laugh too hard because I know my day is coming.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/12/2009
lol Great write, Jill.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/12/2009
Nailed it.... funny.

Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/12/2009
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/12/2009
Well done, enjoyed this, it's a classic, LadyJ
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/12/2009
Jill I really got a kick ut of this one because it is so most of us. LOL very well written. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/12/2009
Jill, just you wait until you reach FIFTY! You're young; enjoy your youth while you still can! LOL Adorable write, aches, grey hairs, and all; well written!

(((HUGS))) and much love from Burleson, your friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/12/2009
One moment! I was just in tho other room and I was young, came here and suddenly I am old?
How long took me from there to here?
Am losing my mind or you are losing theirs? LOL


Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/12/2009
LOL, Jill, you must have been inside my body when it turned 50! LOL Swear, body's convinced it's 112 ... and every day, the image in the mirrow shows more and more gray. LOL But am grateful to be here: don't like little boxes buried underground. I'm rather fond of air ... Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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Simon the Snowman

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Beside Still Waters

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