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    Fingertips of Fury B-Mental's Avatar
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    What a Bummer This Growing Old

    Alack and alas, to my dismay.
    I never thought that I'd see the day.
    My age would show in such a horrid way,
    For my nose hairs are turning gray{gasp}.

    What next? You see these things I fear.
    Will it start on my chin in the coming year?
    Will someone plant hair seeds in my ears?
    It causes such angst that I'm in tears.

    What next will fail as I grow old
    Arthritic hands? Will my feet grow cold?
    Will my spine shrink where it once stood bold?
    What a bummer this growing old!
    "I am glad to learn my friend that you had not yet submitted yourself to any of the mouldy laws of Literature."
    -John Muir

    "My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light"
    -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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    Life's an illusion. YellowCrayola's Avatar
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    Great poem. I totally relate! I'm already growing a lot of gray hairs...
    "...You can say anything you want, yessir, but it's the words that sing, they soar and descend.... I bow to them... I love them, I cling to them, I run them down. I bite into them, I melt them down.... I love words so much... The unexpected ones....The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop..." -Pablo Neruda

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    Now that would be telling it, wouldnt it?
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    b-mental fantastic do you mind if I say for some reason it makes me think Roal Dahl??
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    Serendipity! Kaltrina's Avatar
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    great poem b-mental... we all feel like that sometimes but you've put it in beautiful words, described it just the way it is...

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