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    Smile Growing Old

    does it get easier or much much difficult as time goes on? do you wish you were younger?
    and does your writing reflect recouping age by the bucket it is so ridiculous you wished we were dr who?

    I personally think ageing is a natural process the less we desist and the more we enjoy but of course if I had to chose I would go back to being younger. that goes without saying of course

    oh and DO leave a short piece about ageing/growing old

    like this

    growing old
    is so told
    the perfect bold
    to say gold
    gets better
    with time
    the longer it wares
    and the more it bares
    sparkles of another air
    age is a value of fair
    Last edited by cacian; 05-22-2014 at 12:30 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    aching joints
    stooping back
    greying hair
    crumbling mind
    failing vision
    buzzing lugs
    grumbling tum
    creaky back
    squeaky knees

    no really - it's fine.

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    Growing Old

    Some like it fast, but the wise like it slow,
    If you want your wine fine, then take it slow.
    Like Pinot Noir from Beaunne aged in oak
    Well matured humans are smooth, flavors awoke.
    Mind and spirit will also awaken.
    In early years many are mistaken,
    Thinking that old means thirty or forty.
    Nay, the middle years are twenty to ninety.
    So middle aged do not be so haughty
    Thinking you are young when scalp’s gone drafty.

    And your soul shall ever be younger than last year.
    And your body is cursed to constantly repair.
    Today’s creaks and aches will be vague memories
    When your immune system finishes repair.
    Like great movies will be your memories.
    Last edited by PeterL; 05-22-2014 at 01:55 PM.

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    Becoming the Wizard

    There was a wizard once who knew
    The way to let what's timeless through,
    Transforming what we thought was true
    Into a lovely show.

    He hinted there's something to do
    Then we could be like wizards, too,
    But now I'm old, I hope what's new
    Just lets the warm love flow.

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    The passing years, the days, the hours
    Declining fortune,will and powers
    Experience begins to weigh
    Upon the spirit heavily
    And we no longer wish to play
    The game of life so cleverly
    As once we did when we were young
    It seems that every song's been sung
    But hey! What's all this crap about ?
    No need to be a dull old trout
    There's plenty left to still enjoy
    And one thing I will tell you boy
    Just give the gloom and doom a miss
    And simply get a load of this:

    http://youtu.be/gFG716v7JS8
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

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    Last scene of all,
    That ends this strange eventful history,
    Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

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    Growning old
    As personal experience
    Is not the same
    As watching it happen
    With someone else

    You never grow old
    It is only your body
    That changes
    And the behaviour of others
    Towards you

    If your mind is too much
    Identified with your body
    Then, yes, you do grow old
    Otherwise
    You only grow wise

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    Growing old
    By no means can hold
    So what you told
    Is just perfect mold
    For what do you fear?
    Life cannot wash out our tear
    Unless we understand its paragraph,
    Still we are incomplete staff
    My country is the Home of Honour And
    Without honour I haven't Home
    MMA

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    very nice reads indeed

    old or new
    who cares
    for
    we are through
    and that is rare

    please do tell more about growing old.
    a good or bad experience?
    are you happy to reveal your age for example?
    Last edited by cacian; 05-23-2014 at 03:51 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Old age pension, meals on wheels,
    Must be life's final lap.
    The Golden Oldies all around,
    I'm sure it is a trap.

    Must get myself a younger wife,
    With homework I can help.
    If it will help me pass the time,
    No need for me to flap.

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    Too tired to complete the last line

    I took for myself a younger wife,
    But she was nothing but trouble and strife;
    Too demanding in bed,
    She spent all my bread!
    I'd be better off dead.
    Last edited by mal4mac; 05-25-2014 at 07:15 AM.

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    Wisdom of the old?

    That old bloke is wrinkly and bald;
    And has great wisdom, I'm told;
    But with a shoe on his head,
    And a pissed upon bed,
    I'll keep my reservations on hold.
    Last edited by mal4mac; 05-25-2014 at 07:26 AM.

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    Enough with the Limericks! Here's Dylan Thomas:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mRec3VbH3w

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    Too Old for Carding

    They used to card me at the bars,
    Sometimes not let me in,
    But now nobody seems to care
    No matter how I dye my hair
    Or moisturize my skin.

    They seem to know that I am old,
    Much older than they are,
    Although I'm sure I'm still alive
    And feel as young as twenty-five
    When I sit at the bar.

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    Now content to stay at home
    With from bookshelf taken down
    Some dull but worthy tome

    No more to go out on the town
    Among the passing throng
    But wearing an old dressing gown
    Reclined on a chaise longue

    Why be be a clot? forget your age
    Ignore the plot, finish the page
    And switch on to King Kong


    http://youtu.be/irdYyGaYzno
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

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