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An old man's crumbles

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An old man's crumbles

An old man's crumbles........ I am an old man and no matter I say or do. But still I am living with my stubbornness heart I have complications with health history and hospitals always welcome me Sometime, my heart beats so hard and my veins are twisting me mad But still I manage to do my work on my own My walking stick is great support for me If not, I would not able to stand on the road Sleep brings me nightmares with forecast scenarios but when I wake up in the morning I feel nothing but freezing body and feet My memory is failing and my soul is falling My head is turning and my life is shortening How do I spent my youthful life all these days? Well, nothing much to tell about it because I am not married either. I really love to recollect my good old days but my memory of tears kept them away Youth become major and old become gold. So they say But sometimes I wonder where do I find my way around Before I go to bed, I keep my ears in the drawer, my teeth in a glass of water and my both eyes on the side table When my sleep overtakes me, I don't hear anything, my teeth don't feel cold and I don't see anything either I get up each morning and reset my bones from my sleepy body Later I pick up the news paper to read world news and sad news these days If my name is missing in the obituary column, thanks God I am not dead So I continue to do my work as usual till the day ends. Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka Copyright @Sept,2010 Ravi Sathasivam

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 4:05:00 PM
    ravi, reviewing this older one of yours again. It was in your BEST poetry list. Still a great poem too!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:50:00 AM
    your poetic imaginations are very inspirative. keep it forward. if you have time read my poems too and further may follow the bellow link http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/it-is-a-matter-of-faces/ wish you best udaya

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Ravi, that's all you can do...your best to wake up each day and do what you have to do! Take care of yourself. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Many of us baby boomers can relate to this story. I love the resetting of your bones. I know what that is like. Take care. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:22:00 PM
    I loved the line "I get up each morning and reset my bones from my sleepy body" probably because I can relate to it so well. Excellent write

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/3/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir. Appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:36:00 PM
    Ravi, this is very very good!! I much enjoyed reading this one of an old man's travails and that was really cute how you described him taking out his ears, teeth,etc.!!

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/3/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea. Very much appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:36:00 PM
    a fave!

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Oh I enjoyed this so much....I too keep my eyes on the dresser...and my memory fails.. my swollen fingers won't let me hand quilt like I once did so pretty but with age comes patience and wisdom and you know for sure who good friends are i loved your poem...

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your valuable comment. Appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 6:53:00 PM
    great words you got up there, I hope this is just a poem for you ;}

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your valuable comment. Appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Got a few chuckles..Thanks for stopping by..I am blessed in many ways..God is good even though sometimes life is not so good..Sara

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your valuable comment. Appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Ravi, Thanks for your visit on my last poem. - And thanks for letting me read your well done poem. - I'm a little trip in Turkey this week, has only little time for P-Soup. - Hope you are doing well. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/2/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your valuable comment. Appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 3:19:00 AM
    Great read. (you need to edit the title Ravi). I enjoyed it...Sern

    Sathasivam Avatar Ravi Sathasivam
    Date: 3/2/2013 4:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading my poem. Appreciated. Correction is done also. Thanks
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/2/2013 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops. Seren.