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What's Wrong with old
by Jean S Roetter

Thursday, November 27, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Observation about getting old

   What's  Wrong With Old?

 

You really seem young I've often been told,

As if nothing were worse than being old.

I smile and I thank then, but I want to say,

 So , what's wrong with being old today?

 Old means I've  been here awhile..

Old means I've walked more than a mile.

Old means I'm still in the race.

Old means I've kept up with the pace. 

 Old means I still survive. ,living and laughing.

I'm still alive.

 Old means when the going gets rough

They'll find me still standing because I am quite tough.

Old means I've been around,

Know how to keep my feet on the ground.

Old means thaI  I've learned to accept

Sad losses over which I've wept.

Old means I've released control

And am more concerned with affairs of the soul.

Old means I now realize how hard it is to really be wise.

But most of all old knows 

What the young don't know-

That where I am they too will go.!


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Reviewed by J Howard 5/29/2011
love it and your Sunny is right-keep posting!
jch
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 12/8/2008
Mummy this is a great poem. the people in the den need to see your work. the best way is to keep adding to your den a rule of thimb is to add to it once per week. i will help you get started. call me and i will step you through posting the next two or three until you get the hang of it
love Sunny



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