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  Old Bones
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Headed toward the end of the road.

What are we but a bag of bones
Held together by an acre of wrinkled,
Skin filled with
Stale memories.

Do we pick the memories,
Or is it a spinning lottery
With strings stretching off to some
Invisible Puppet Master missing
The kind of control He craves?

When we open that door to the past
We come face to face
With a person that
Sort of resembles
The thin girl or boy
We once knew
So fleetingly.

We should have paid
Closer attention.

Now he or she is full of saturated fat
Suffering from the Santa Ana blues
After experiencing a three way bypass
Along with other challenges
To keep breathing.

And who am I to scoff or snort?
Me with exposure to
Formaldehyde in the early 80’s
And the three hour
Rotor router job to
My sinuses,
Or what about that
Appendix that exploded
That I thought
Was bad food.

Oh, if we could but mold
Our own block of clay
Instead of letting time do the job for us.

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Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 10/20/2008
Good stuff, Lloyd! Nowadays we're all cyborgs of one kind or another.
Reviewed by Susie McCray 10/3/2008
Excellent poem. It would be great if we all aged gracefully. I guess that is mostly in our dreams.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 9/22/2008
Wow, this is some great writing.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/18/2008
Ah but look at the long list of sweet memories of places been, friends made and roads traveled with plenty of time for more...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/18/2008
And that bag of bones that we elders are not only is visible but rattles inside our heads, and you've delivered that rattling poignantly, Lloyd. Another fine poem from you.
Reviewed by Linda Law 9/18/2008
I agree with Gene... I like everything you write too!! Can't say that about all that I read... some are better than others... I do like yours verrrryyy much.. and... like Gene says... enjoy what time you much left to live.... enjoy it... :-)) but.............. keep writing... :-)) lindalaw
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/18/2008
Lloyd, a young buck like you has a long way to go.
So hug your pretty wife and let loose. I liked the
poem, but then I like everything you write.

I thought you'd be on that slow boat to China by now.
Enjoy. -gene.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/17/2008
A very good poem,take care

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/17/2008

At least these bones are still alive, penning poems of wonderment...well done. So glad to read you, no matter the age: just a number, anyway. (So why does my body think it's 112? LOL)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/17/2008
You don't look all that old, or maybe its cause I am up there too...? ed

Books by
Lloyd Lofthouse

Running with the Enemy

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Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

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My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

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  3. I'm So Happy
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  5. The Usual Infirmities
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  10. Unreachable Expectations
  11. Contemplation
  12. We Were One
  13. I Wish I Could Tell You...
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  15. Our Choices
  16. Begin Again
  17. Recovery
  18. Fancy Tree
  19. Blue Morpho
  20. New Life

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