Friday, January 20, 2012

Growing Old

Growing old
Does not
Make you
A sage or
Growing old
Merely means
You somehow
To stay

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Cezar said...

Amusing stuff and so true. God bless you!

Small City Scenes said...

You managed to stay alive
And somehow you did thrive.
And maybe someday you will grow old
But we cannot tell
Until around the edges
We will see a little mold.


Small City Scenes said...

Wait a minute now......

I didn't say you were getting old
And I certainly didn't see any mold
But may I be so bold to say
I never saw so much gray!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

CUTE and all too true.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

If you believe in synchronicity, my word verification was heardiu (listen to God)--hmmm--what am I missing?

David Thomas said...

Growing old means you get to say what you want and mean what you say.

Karen said...

Growing old takes gumption.

I remember my father-in-law once saying that growing old was not for the faint-of-heart. So true.

Edward said...

One of the best things about growing old is having fond thoughts of old friends.

bob poris said...

The simple way to stay alive is to keep breathing.
Bob Poris

Honest Abe said...


stardust said...

Thoughts on growing old is relative depending on how old or how young at heart, but I do agree with the first stanza. I’ll try to get along with physical declining, forgetfulness, and aches when I have. To see my 92-year-old mother, I suppose growing too old would be a lonsome journey, being outlived by loved spouse and siblings, even if supported by children.

Regarding your comment - Kobe Golf Club is still actively used. According to Wikipedia, the club began as a nine-hole course on May 24, 1903, but quickly expanded to eighteen the following year. It is an exceptionally hilly playing environment different from yours at Stone Creek.

I believe in the power of positive thinking and I’m sure your wife will overcome cancer. After the surgery, it is real spring. I keep my fingers crossed.