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Becoming Old

No appealing lure
that old lifetime guarantee
on appliances

©Kathryn McL. Collins
November 7, 2012

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Hi kathryn, nicely worded,, thank you for reading "family hair" have a great day ;}

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:49:00 PM
    kathryn collins , Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 11:23:00 AM
    I had to come back and read this. I hope it's not an analogy...Thanks for reading my poem...One hand to the right, the other takes to the left and the emotion invades...Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 5:58:00 PM
    Hi Kathy - You have me thinking again. Another poem of yours that is full of deep meaning if applied to us humans. Thanks for stopping by to read my poems. - Gail

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 9:31:00 AM
    Hey! I have cats in the house that will probably outlive me. Enjoyed. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 1:50:00 PM
    A very clever HAIKU! We as humans carry no guarantee either. Perfect title, perfect piece! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 1:09:00 AM
    Strong analogy in this haiku. Hmmm, actually, I can take the haiku several ways. I enjoy how the 'cut' after the first line is smooth, not too wide. I am finding a lot of people's cuts and juxtapositions to be too severe and wide, and you did great with it here.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:19:00 PM
    We don't come with instructions - or warranties - stimulating words. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Kathy nicely done in this throw away world...David

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:42:00 AM
    I believe he and his Mom are still in a shelter? The whole area had too much damage to the electric from the water to turn the power back on [fret] Have fun today! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:20:00 PM
    wow I hadn't thought of that..they used to advertise that didn't they! hmm well folks throw things out every 5 years now aye? Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:43:00 AM
    Ooooh..I love this! How clever...Thank you for my comment on "Suicide and the Butterfly Boy." We had many, many fun times together. I had a dream(s) about him called "Taking It All In." He looked so beautiful...Oh well, great write! xxoo Holly Moore

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 7:18:00 AM
    HA! Got that right. :) Like what you've said and what you're REALLY saying. Some things just aren't meant to be around forever, eh? And yet we keep insisting that we try. Hugs to you. Cyndi

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 1:57:00 PM
    Interesting work that can put the human mind going in many different directions..Enjoyed reading this one today...Thanks for stopping today..Sara

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 9:09:00 AM
    this is good, very good, just love it.....

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 2:55:00 PM
    lol, love this witty haiku

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Happy to see you're in a happier mood, Kathy! I'm trying to see if I can trade myself for a newer model... (the original guarantee has just about expired!) Love, Terry (Funny Haiku... not so easy to do (for me anyway))

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:41:00 AM
    LOL, yes, that lifetime guarantee on appliances doesn't extend our life one bit. Wish it did. Love the perspective here.