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Headstall's Reflections - 11. Chapter 11- Poetry prompt 5- In My Dottage

Poetry prompt 5- Rhymes and Couplets...

Although this is a poem of truths, it is meant to be fun. We need to have a humorous outlook on the realities of aging... I think....

Headstall's Reflections

 

 

Chapter 11- Poetry prompt 5- In My Dottage

 

 

There’s no mistaking when we’ve been dismissed

Like an insect bite, it’s a slap to our wrist

I’m just an old guy on the outside looking in

And I’ll take any interest as a personal win

As we age some conclude our worth is much less

Eyes will look past us like yesterday’s mess

Time-stamped by wrinkles, our expiration date

There is no stopping the march of our fate

So, some of us clamor to make our last mark

Before our bright light turns endlessly dark

The fresh take over as we step to the side

I’ve seen no button to slow down this ride

Some of us are lucky and our time clock runs slow

We fight to keep living because it’s all we know

No wallowing in self-pity, we’ve had our run

At some point we’ve all had our day in the sun

Little do the young know just how alike we are

They will only learn when they’ve traveled this far

I know my worth, my mind is razor sharp

For sure I can still play a body like a harp

The wrapping is changing and that is a fact

But the package inside is very much intact

Yet flock to the young and the pretty faces

None of them groan when they tie their shoelaces

Meanwhile I’ll keep trudging along my same path

And when aches interfere, I’ll take a hot bath

Gone are the days when I had my own stalker

I’ll soon trade him in for a shiny new walker

Please don’t mistake me, I’m not complaining

Except for the joints that hurt when it’s raining

I believe I broke the cycle of sad poems for now... of course, there's always next week :) .

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Brilliant! True and funny. Don't know but I've never been one to avoid older people.. maybe cuz most of the time, physically, i feel like one... great job, Gary ... xoxo tim

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Haha as I get older I agree more and more with this poem. Aging isn't necessarily painful, but it is achey. I think, though, that you could go up against a lot of much younger men and come out ahead ;)

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I read your poem and liked it a lot.
Of course upon reading my glasses I forgot.
So I want to say thanks for your poem on your cottage.
Although I have to say, a better name might have been dottage.
Seems more like reflections on aging and life's heavy load,
rather than a rhyming poem about your abode.

 

Love you Gary.

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On 03/27/2016 07:00 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Brilliant! True and funny. Don't know but I've never been one to avoid older people.. maybe cuz most of the time, physically, i feel like one... great job, Gary ... xoxo tim

Thank you, tim. I appreciate the review. Cheers... Gary...

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On 03/27/2016 07:14 AM, LitLover said:

Haha as I get older I agree more and more with this poem. Aging isn't necessarily painful, but it is achey. I think, though, that you could go up against a lot of much younger men and come out ahead ;)

Thanks, Lit. I appreciate the review... not so sure about that... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/27/2016 07:51 AM, Reader1810 said:

Telling it like it truly is...made me laugh and made me smile :D

As always, nicely done.

Thank you, Reader. I'm glad it made you laugh... cheers... Gary...

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On 03/27/2016 12:39 PM, pzetts3 said:

I read your poem and liked it a lot.

Of course upon reading my glasses I forgot.

So I want to say thanks for your poem on your cottage.

Although I have to say, a better name might have been dottage.

Seems more like reflections on aging and life's heavy load,

rather than a rhyming poem about your abode.

 

Love you Gary.

This was brilliant, pzetts... you made me laugh... a lot! Thank you so much... I needed it... cheers.... Gary...

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On 03/27/2016 02:22 PM, bignick said:

You, my friend, have a wicked sense of humor :gikkle:. I love it!!! :thumbup:

Thank you, Nick... much appreciated... cheers... Gary...

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