Itchy eyes
scaly feet
achy joints
and bad teeth
hair so fine
it’s silver grey
just how
did my life
turn out this way?
 
Each day
a challenge
to get out
of bed
oh brother time
be quick and kind
in this last
chapter of mine
to find the divine.

Just a fun little poem on aging
10-2016

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Oscarr C. Bearheart
over 3 years

I'm going to be 30 this year. In the grand scheme of things, that's nothing. But I have bad knees, a horribly broken back, I'm partially deaf, I'm blind in one eye, I have a mop of gray hair, and that's just what's wrong with my body. The wearing mind is much more troubling than the aching body. At least to me. I enjoy poems about age from people who have lived longer than me. It helps to humble my bruises.

Robert L. Martin
almost 4 years

Father time is mean to us, alright. He doesn't care how we feel in our later life.

Barb Clarke
Barb Clarke
almost 4 years

Amen!

J Ann Crowder
almost 4 years

Very nice! I'm doing all I can now to prepare for the end of days time of my life. I'v literally had nightmares of not accomplishing all that I wanted. We still need to recognize the good more than what was not though. Part of that is learning to forgive ourselves for what we didn't do. I'm learning as I go. This poem reminded me of visiting my great grandfather in a nursing home up in Prescott AZ. This poem is charming and nicely written.

Barb Clarke
Barb Clarke
almost 4 years

Thanks Jenifer for your thoughts and compliments.

Charlotte B. Williams
almost 4 years

Ha ha ha that's funny Barb. I was thinking on some of these things recently.

Barb Clarke
Barb Clarke
almost 4 years

Thanks Charlotte, I think it is important to laugh at ourselves
sometimes and don't take things so seriously!

Ingeborg von Finsterwalde/Waltraud I Mack
almost 4 years

Great poem about a fact that will eventually affect all of us. Finding the divine is the trick. We can do that Barb. Thank you so much for sharing.

Barb Clarke
Barb Clarke
almost 4 years

Ingeborg, you are so gracious, thanks for reading.

Vic
almost 4 years

Sadly at times I feel how insignificant our lives are. And then I realize there are people who love me, and the sadness goes away!

Barb Clarke
Barb Clarke
almost 4 years

Yes, it is love that gives our lives meaning! Thanks Vic.

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