The Age Of Time

Don Rothra By Don Rothra, 12th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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As time goes by and we get older, we find that we can still do what we used to, but at a slower speed.

The Age Of Time

Time keeps slipping by on me
But I still feel like a kid,
I can still do what I've always done
But not the way I did.

I can throw a baseball
But maybe not as hard,
I can still go mow the lawn
But not the whole darn yard.

I used to run around the block
Feeling good when I was done,
I still go all the way around
But it's much too far to run.

I used to laugh at old folks
And the silly things they did,
I couldn't understand their ways
After all, I was just a kid.

Well, now I live among them
And I understand their ways,
I do the things I used to do
It just takes me several days.

I'm no longer in a hurry
I've done all there is to do,
If you laugh at me, well that's okay
Someone else will laugh at you.

By Don Rothra


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author avatar Don Rothra
I am a retired country music entertainer and published poet and song writer. I now specialize in writing limericks for publication.

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author avatar Denise O
12th Mar 2012 (#)

Love it! Young man, you put a smile on my face. But gosh, how true it is. Our grandson was just here for 3 days, I am pooped!LOL
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
12th Mar 2012 (#)

I don't believe that you are that old. I bet you write better and faster than you did in your youth. Well at least you have more to write about.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Mar 2012 (#)

wisdom and poetry...lovely indeed:0)

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author avatar Funom Makama
12th Mar 2012 (#)

Simply brilliant..

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author avatar Retired
12th Mar 2012 (#)

gave me a chuckle :) So true...

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author avatar Retired
13th Mar 2012 (#)

what a great poem, very funny and very honest. love it

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Realities of life that none can escape! We all march towards our final destination, but why be a in a hurry? Take it day-by-day! Thanks Don, told in your inimitable style - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
17th Mar 2012 (#)

Great poem full of sharp dry wit...I am going to really enjoy reading your poems Don..

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