The Joy Of Old Age

Goldfinch60 By Goldfinch60, 21st Feb 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Being nearer the end of my life than the beginning of it I look back at it.

The Joy of Old Age

The one thing that we cannot stop
Is time, and getting older.
I have seen many things in my life,
Been on life’s journey.
Laughed through childhood,
Lusted through teenage years,
Matured with marriage when I found love.
Enthralled by children,
Laughed with grandchildren.
Worked all my life
Until the day of retirement came.
As I now progress towards my end
I realise that I am a lucky man.
I have had a good life,
The ups and downs have been there,
But many more ups than downs.
In this latter time of my life
I realise that many responsibilities
And worries have decreased.
So I go towards my end,
Cherishing the freedoms
And the rewards of old age.


Getting Older, Good Life

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author avatar Goldfinch60
I have been writing poetry for a few years now and use it as a release for all types of feelings. I do not follow any set rules poetry as I find I cannot get the feeling correct if I use the rules.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Feb 2017 (#)

Worth reading this again, knowing where I saw it first (you know!).

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author avatar LOVERME
28th Feb 2017 (#)

Beautifully put across
..we all are in our aging stage..
ere we leave this worldly stage
...let others now rage
take over our lives
with a new page
and themselves in newer vistas engage our lives we have lived
says this old page

do not in maliciousness engage life's given to each one as a chess game and a pack of cards which rarely can be dealt twice pick and choose between ddough nuts and rice we all have paid our life's price now throw the dice who goes when Lord may not know but age is a given..reward
Her I go you may follow...

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