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    Long in Tooth and Claw

    When you reach a certain age
    Then some regard you as a sage
    Sadly though, and this is true,
    Others have no time for you.

    When seeking vacancies to fill
    Employers treat you like a pill—
    No evidence of veneration
    Coming from that generation.

    No one wants to take the risk
    Because you are not quite so brisk
    and they don’t want restrictive ties
    to staff who tend to drop like flies.

    A lack of fluency in jargon,
    The kind which gives the young a hard-on,
    Means you speak a different tongue
    And so your wisdom goes unsung:

    Experience and skills you’ve learned,
    the knowledge which you’ve really earned;
    Those ears which would benefit
    Are far too clogged with modern ****.
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    This is the voice of the day from a spiky mind. You have in simple words done something to drag attention to a world of realities laying before us in its starkness.

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    Off to Byzantium, are you?

    This is very enjoyable in its truthfulness.
    I wrote a poem on a leaf and it blew away...

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    I wonder how this guy knows so much about ****. Is he modern?

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    On the other hand, folks are less likely to call on you to help with strenuous tasks, e.g. heavy lifting, loading the moving van, etc.

    PS Your secret's safe with me, if you know what I'm talking about. By the bye, did you have any "pi"?

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    osho: Verily, my mind is a procupine. Thanks for reading and I'm glad you found a truth lurking in the words.

    M. Darnay:

    I hear you ask, "Byzantium?"
    I've no desire to go there chum.
    I'd rather head for the Great Rift
    and there, with Lucy, I'll make shift,
    although I deem the trees attractive
    at my age, I'm just not that active.

    Glad you enjoyed the truth - lol.

    cafolini:

    Experience has trained my nose
    my eyesight too, although it goes.
    Be it old or be it modern
    **** is **** wherever trodden.

    I wonder how this guy knows so much about ****. Is he modern?
    The signs are here quite plain to see
    I rest my case with QED.

    My thanks to all who read this thread
    live long and prosper, don't drop dead!

    H
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    I sooo relate to this.

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    Auntie! You snuck up on me when I wasn't looking. Thanks for reading. No, I'm afraid 22/7 was not on the menu, although chocolate has been plentiful Oh, by the way, Atlas is getting on a bit and he carries quite a load on his shoulders. I don't see anyone offering to spell him, not even Heracles, but he'd be a bit long in the tooth too, wouldn't he? Mum's the word, and good thing too

    Live and be well - H

    Steven! Where did you pop up from? Glad you did though, thanks for reading.

    LLAP - H
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    Sadly, I can relate, too. Also, I could wish you would write a poem that doesn't have that bouncy rhythm you are so fond of.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    qim: don't worry, I'm just clearing my throat
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    Enjoyed that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    ... I'm just clearing my throat
    Another of our generational traits
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10

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    Is it? I know I've always cleared my throat, and I've certainly been aware that my contemporaries did, but I kind of thought everybody did to be honest. However, this may just be a failure in observation on my part. It might explain why the fat ugly woman pushing an equally unprepossessing infant embedded into some form of newfangled perambulator, coughed directly into my face when I was in a supermarket recently. Perhaps the mere clearing of the throat is becoming a lost art. Only time will tell....
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