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Aging with Flare

Retirement for some means a rocking chair
But I’m blasting forth on a contrail’s flare
      My 40-year career
     Swirls behind in Earth’s sphere
And I’m ready to take on any dare

Francine invited me to bungee jump
I’ll skydive with Gwen - might end up a clump
     There’ll be no rocking chair
     As I hang-glide through air
Thinking of age as a tiny speed bump

*Entry for Tracie’s “New Beginnings” Contest

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 6:57:00 PM
    Awesome limerick! LOVE it! It's so easy to focus on the bad or the losses as we grow older, so this positive piece really sends a nice message. I especially enjoyed the 2nd one with the addition of soupers and the wonderful conclusion :)

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed very much this Limerick Carolyn.Wish you a very very Happy New Year.....kash.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 2:34:00 PM
    LOL, about the only dare I can think of for Plymouth is to walk through Swilly with your purse on show (it's a seriously rough area)

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 1:20:00 PM
    Awesome Carolyn... sure sounds like fun! You have written well plane hopper! (bow) Age a tiny speed bump... that's good... have to remember that.

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Wow love the positiveness here, you are writing for many of us here, thanks. harry

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Its a blast Carolyn..!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:24:00 PM
    'Thinking of age as a tiny speed bump'. loved this! good luck on the contest carolyn, a winner for me

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 10:49:00 AM
    love it Carolyn, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 10:17:00 PM
    This ROCKS, CARolyn. I see it doing very well in the contest!

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 10:08:00 PM
    That's the spirit my girl, your as old as you feel, or as old as you act, enjoy the beauty that God offers you, love and hugs, vie

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 8:08:00 PM
    You Go Girl...Ill be clapping for you from my rocking

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 8:05:00 PM
    Great imagination showing the energy and youth of your mind. Age should never be a bar for creating and flying in the air my precious friend and I know that you can do it. Hope you are enjoying the wonderful season of Christmas. My good wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. I have placed a Poem 'Memories of a Dancing Peacock’ today and hope to place its Video part also on my own U Tube Channel- RavindraKK1's Channel-U tube. Love and best wishes always ...Ravindra..C. Devonshire

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:18:00 PM
    : ) "Just a tiny speed bump", is what it is, Carolyn. Best of luck in Tracie's "New Beginings" Contest. Good to see you back! Hope you had lots of fun! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 6:24:00 PM
    That sort of energy is alright provided u don't attempt to do physically anything above half of what u think u can , when one is on the wrong side of 45 or 50..anyway a nice write..enjoyed, luv, jag