Posts tagged ‘aging’

September 18, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

I’ve reached the age

Where Death, once a seldom seen acquaintance

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November 21, 2018

RINGS AROUND THE SUN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

It Was A Birthday Gathering
With Cake And Lots Of Candles
Blazing On Top Of It
Waiting To Be Blown Out

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June 18, 2018

Crushed

by Linda Lee Lyberg
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“Just beyond the bruised lips of consciousness.”

from Birds Again

~ Jim Harrison

The stars once bright in eyes now faded and gray
viewing the world through tangled trees
a purple haze of permanent contusions,
amid barren thoughts of rotting leaves
the result of love damaged beyond reason.
June 9, 2018

THE HEART BEAT OF LIFE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Listen To The Clock
On The Wall
Tick
Tocking

Slowly
Back And Forth

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March 15, 2018

HAIKU: MIRRORS LIE

by thereluctantpoet

YOUNG GIRL LOOKS IN MIRROR AND SEES OLDER SELF
By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Ask The Mirror

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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March 14, 2018

MIRRORS LIE

by thereluctantpoet

YOUNGER ME SEES OLDER ME IN MIRROR
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Mirrors Lie

I’ve Known That
Since I Saw
The Movie
Snow White

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March 7, 2018

Bloom

by Linda Lee Lyberg
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Fresh bloom is off this soul
whose colors have begun to fade

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November 30, 2017

WEATHERED WALLS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

The Paint Has Peeled
On Weathered Walls
Baked By The Midday Sun
Aged By Nature’s Elements
It’s Usefulness Is Done

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November 10, 2017

Youth

by Linda Lee Lyberg

-By Linda Lee Lyberg

As gloaming shadows fell
Across his threadbare sleeve
There are times better remembered
In blurred moments of rending grief.

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October 29, 2017

HAIKU: I HEAR THE TICKING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I hear the ticking

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October 7, 2017

Blink

by Linda Lee Lyberg

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Blink

Blink

Your life

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August 15, 2017

A “Getting Older And Wiser” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I am about to celebrate what I pray will be the first of many anniversaries with my beloved Seva. It has given cause for a little reflection and not the type that involves a mirror which I find myself now avoiding more and more.

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August 10, 2017

’63 VW

by Alanna

I have the heart & soul

of a ’63 VW Bug

In my youth

A steady warrior of the road

But now

A purring antiquity

That prefers the slow lane

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February 5, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Eyes closed on the dark
Enjoying the sense of
Free falling,
Feeling the creak of my bones
One more sign
Of my advancing
Age,

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February 2, 2017

A “Going Kicking And Screaming Where The Screams Are Real”Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Getting back to humor (or humour, for my friends that spell it that way.)

I turn 65 this year. Keeping with my mantra of “going kicking and screaming,” I am guarding my health with diet and exercise. Guarding my health is very important as there may not be any Medicaid or Medicare around by August. I have always tried to stay fit.  I am at my college weight and I usually feel great. But it is starting to take a little longer to recover from a hard workout and I find myself kvetching a lot more …. and it led to this…

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December 29, 2016

A “New Year’s Wish For A Pish” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

My plumbing is not what it used to be and I have to take pills every day to keep things flowing. Miss a day and you do a lot of begging and pleading with Mr. Johnson, who can be a most uncooperative fellow. At least he’s still a stand up guy. I suppose I should be grateful for that.

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June 7, 2016

The Grey Hair

by Renwick Berchild

Single silver,
Your shining countenance tells a long tale.
Your glow in the streetlight sings a song.

Hospital visits, sleepless nights,
Mornings flipping eggs and
Ballpoint pens scribbling
Death,
Dreams,
Bad philosophy,

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April 14, 2016

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by dokurtybitz

My vision
Has never extended
That far,
Never a timeline
Of what’s to be done
Other than

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April 2, 2016

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by dokurtybitz

Feeling old
And useless
Lying in bed,
Staring at the walls
Watching the day
Slowly tick on by,

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March 21, 2016

Changes

by russtowne

Changes

It used to be

I’d refer to a calendar

If I wanted to see

What day of the week it was.

Later I didn’t think twice

Because I’d see it on

An electronic device.

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January 22, 2016

A “Dunlap’s Disease” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

There is no question that getting old sucks. I could have never imagined back in 1970, when I graduated high school, that the two pills in the first line of the song White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane would turn out to be Viagra and FloMax. One pill makes your penis larger and one pill makes your prostate small.

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April 23, 2015

~ I Sing a Song of Years…

by ladyliterati

I sing a song of years…

And meadows full of flowers
Flowers drawing the butterfly

The finch, the lark, an open sky

And a little girl who dared to fly
Flying away through the years

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April 12, 2015

As I Grow Old

by Dorinda Duclos

I stand in Shadows
Against the Light
To Block the Mirror
Of my Mind’s own Sight

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March 19, 2015

~ Life Lines

by ladyliterati

~ Life Lines

Anxieties wan
Contentment finally achieved
Golden years glowing
O’Prunty
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February 25, 2015

A Sign Of Aging Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

While dealing with a minor “health” problem that needed some home medical treatment that required my wearing latex gloves, I made the assertion while making the insertion that growing old is not for the faint of heart and it led to this limerick-al observation.

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December 9, 2014

~ Lament ~

by ladyliterati

 

Think on us no more
The flower
The beauty of youth
Has forsaken us
Left us waning
And wanting

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September 10, 2014

Changing Seasons

by Colly

 

Summer gives way to autumn.
Bright greens turn softer in hue.
Weaker leaves succumb, first,
to the ground.

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May 25, 2014

An Alte Cocker’s Modus Operandi

by Joel Kravitz

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