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  AARP & Me
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Saturday, September 02, 2006
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In conversation someone of me once said…”Man you sure are getting old” To which someone else replied…”He’s not getting old…He’s just been around for a very long time”




I opened this months AARP

and I thought “My Goodness”

all those old people look like me.

Surely thought I, this was indeed some mistake

For growing old was always someone else’s fate.

There were photographs galore with dentured smiling faces.

There were ads everywhere selling adult diapers, and retirement places.

I had just picked up this magazine to pass a little time

And realized much to my chagrin that all those faces looked like mine.

I thought that I had on growing old had a mighty firm grip,

But after today I came to truly see, that I am on a sinking ship.

With the wind out of my sails and an engine that goes clinkety clunk

I have to face the truth that my ship is taking on water and just about sunk.

So if you ever pick up an AARP and see my smiling dentured face,

Then turn the page as quick as you can, because this old fart has lost the race.



 Well….maybe not just yet…now give me senior discount or I will whack you with my cane…

 J. Allen Wilson © Nine 2006






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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
LOL! Good one. I enjoyed!
Reviewed by Felix Perry
LOL an amusing but for me all too real look at "old" age.

Reviewed by jude forese
luv your humorous side, Allen ... getting old is losing your creative verve and i see you haven't done that ...
Reviewed by Mark Carroll

I feel old just saying that.

ENjoyed this very much
Reviewed by Peter Paton Ed's comments below..
You are only as old as you feel Allen..
And always feel and think young OK

Reviewed by Lew Duffey
I will give you an A+ on this as soon as I stop laughing. Thanks Allen. You just helped lower my blood pressure and at my age, you don't know what a help that is. Wonderful write. Whether you know it or not, you are growing old gracefully or you would have no sense of humor about it.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader)
Enjoyed this read!!!

Eternal Love, Dove
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I make my wife look through that AARP magazine, every time she calls me an old man - seeing all those old women - keeps her quiet for awhile!

Don't abandon ship; we can still float!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
hahahahaha love it Allen. Hate to say been there done that, but it fits here!Funny how we always think it's the other that's getting old, never us;-)

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
There were ads everywhere selling adult diapers, and retirement places. And I bet you took down numbers didn't you...? LOL

I am 52 and some young whippersnapper tried to give me a senior discount...and hell if I din't take it...any chance to save, LOL, Ed & Rufuz

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
My philosophy is never inquire "how old are you?" Ask,"how long have you been here this time around?"
Age is a word afterall. Your pen is ageless and AARP is where we all become members sooner...or later.
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