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Then I laughed
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley

Saturday, April 28, 2012
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The pains but yet joy of aging

 Then I laughed

I awake to breathe in that wonderful fresh air

Smiling as I do, but I always smile when I wake

I smiled too because my cat was standing on my chest staring

I smiled because he nuzzled my face

Then I laughed

Smart creatures, they know they own us


Then my smile broadened and I laughed again

I realized I am still on this side of the grass

Not that it’s a bad thing to be anywhere else

But others around me might be a wee bit upset over the sudden shock

Then I laughed


I smiled as I sat up and stretched and felt my old bones creak

And then I laughed

Where has my youth gone?

My mind still says 16, but my bones say otherwise

Then I laughed


Sitting up slowly, putting feet to floor

 I take those first stiff steps like the mechanical toy

Until the motor kicks in

Look at me, I don’t look old

Then I laughed


Ah the hands of time, we wish to stop it

But it marches on

I robotically head to the kitchen to make coffee

Then I laughed


Making my coffee in the French press

Mmm how the aroma fills the air

I smiled

How those first luscious sips taste

And then you remind me how much I need my coffee,

 before my mind is in gear

Then I laughed


Carolee Dennis-Woosley

April 28, 2012




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/19/2014
Time waits for no one; laughter is the best medicine; these are the themes that come into mind as I read your verses, Carol. I do love the attitude expressed as well. Love and best wishes,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader) 9/29/2012
Wonderful to laugh and I like your humor. Someone must know you pretty well

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/25/2012
What a way to start the day.....laughing. I love those mornings!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/22/2012
You'll know what old bones are when you reach my age! They let me know I am alive all the time.

Reviewed by Keith Rowley 5/2/2012
I laughed too - just after you made me cry! Thank you. As for cats - they don't have owners - they have staff!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/28/2012
Mght as well laugh as its better for you than to cry...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/28/2012
Very cute poetry, I can so relate to this. I don't have a cat but I do have my morning coffee and stretch...

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 4/28/2012
Laughing about the cat comment, thank you Terry for yet another smile.
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 4/28/2012
Pretty much the way I start my mornings. But that is one lucky cat.

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