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Elder Cobwebs and Dust

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Elder Cobwebs and Dust

I’ve often heard it said

elders have empty heads

where cobwebs

encrust each corner

and memories sit

gathering dust




If you take the time

to sit and listen well

those crusted corners

with memory jewels

will glean for you

wisdom’s lust

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 8:39:00 AM
    so true so true

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 8:01:00 AM
    Thank you Debra for rescuing us seniors in such a kind way. I hope my cobwebs don't dim what wisdom I might have. A rescue package I can relate to! :)

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 9:50:00 PM
    This is a very touching poem for me right now.I go and visit my mom and she brings some old things from her memory..Things she never brought up before.It's interesting...Ha,ha. Nice write! :o)

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 7:35:00 AM
    Wonderful words of wisdom Debra , This should be up on a wall in every old folks home. Very well written. Anne

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 5:10:00 PM
    depends on who your talking to.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 2:33:00 PM
    Once again, kindness calls my name. Reminding me we're all the same. Poor souls with such empty hearts. Waiting just to play our parts. The years go by in the blink of an eye. When we get so old and start to ask why. When sweet youth comes to share our day. It restores the soul to find it's way.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 5/21/2012 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is quite lovely !!
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Hello in there is how John Prine said it. It makes me cry to hear that song. How some poor souls just want to belong. And when the world just goes right by. Without even one person saying hi. It's not a wonder they might wanna die. When all that's left is just to sigh.

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Infamous words of wisdom and good write Debra. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 9:24:00 AM
    Good message, Debra. I've not ever considered my Elders to have empty heads....some just enjoy talking a lot because they are lonely. Nicely succint poem, here.

    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres
    Date: 4/26/2012 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nor do I....I think they talk a lot because they are lonely...
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 9:23:00 AM
    A wise write Deb enjoyed your verse today hugs vie