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Getting Old

Getting Old They say I'm getting old, or so it seems. They tell me I'm retired, but I keep getting ready to go to work. I keep losing my glasses, I leave them everywhere. Sometimes when I go to the pantry - I can't remember, if I have to put something in, or if I come take something out. Sometimes when I come in the house - I can't remember - if I have to close the door, or if I'm just going out. I have lost a lot of things, that I can not seem to find, but the thing I miss the most - Oh my God - it's my mind. This old age business don't sit well with me. Don't you think, I'm that old - I still know how to play the game. I'm just old enough to know better...
03/17/2013 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Being in the 'know', your a clever gal Lucilla, terrific write. Hugs

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 3:16:00 AM
    As a young man I lost things and forgot things and never thought twice about it. Now at 63 when I do the same things my first thought is I must be getting old. Why? Because we've been conditioned Don't fall for it.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Oh I love this Lucilla, thank you for reading Fairy Tales,,,, I most definitely believe in the other world,,,, wishing you a happy Easter my friend ;}

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 5:06:00 AM
    You're such a great poet my dear friend Lucilla. I extremely love and enjoyed reading your awesome writes. I'm so delighted to read this one today. I know the following day 3/18/2013 is your very special day! I also come here to greet you happy happy birthday! I know it's not yet late. Good luck, good health and God bless! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:49:00 PM
    I really like this one, dearie!! I think sadly, some of us here relate only too well to this one. Well, I expect to relate to it more and more with each passing year!

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 11:15:00 PM
    Well you keep these words of wisdom comming! And try to remember...Your only as old as you feel.Stay young at <3 (o:

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Hello Lucy, you are a fine poet, and i hope you will not loose your mind. However, you have the upper string when it comes to who's wiser than who?... I think remembering things is a hard task for all... not just the elderly... love your poem...LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:41:00 AM
    This is just have tapped into my world as well. Except, I look for my glasses while I am wearing them! Thanks for your comment...I miss you!!! Love your hat..xxoo Holly Moore

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 3:20:00 PM
    Ok my friend, you requested and for once I am able to deliver. I spent quite a time in writing it, and had to get some editorial work done by a friend, but the words are mine. I have completed my first spanish poem, not that there is much to be desired lol.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Welcome to my world Lucy, at least you write awesome poetry, your last stanza perfection, with my mind..

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:04:00 PM
    Great fun isn't it? Its a great answer for every dumb thing I do anyway...oh I'm just getting old bla bla And get away with it...great job...

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:19:00 PM
    I love to see poems looking at different subjects Lucilla, you captured this very nicely indeed, and I can assure you, you are not alone, Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:59:00 PM
    As long as I remember to pull up my pants after the bathroom I'm ahead of the game Lucilla, it also helps to not care about shortcomings as you are in good company! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:34:00 PM
    We're all getting older, the problem is normally only older people think about it, and the older we get the more we think about it lol. I'm not at the when I was your age stage yet, but I guess it isn't that far away. Nice poem.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Nice parable Lucilla - reminds of Taoism - 'getting old' means getting ready - J.A.B.%

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Oh dear! I can relate and I'm 45, so...I guess I'm getting old too! :) You are only as old as you feel, my dear. Lovely write!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:55:00 PM
    I recognize myself in what you write Lucilla. - It is not age, we only have so very much to remember. - Lots of things to do at once! - (Regular glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses and even more different glasses ..... no wonder we can not find everything.) - Young in the heart .... young in spirit! - SMILE! - A nice poem Lucilla. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:09:00 PM
    I know how you feel, as you get older it just happens, out of lose it, you can't remember anymore! It's just occasionally at first then more and more frequently you forget! I know it happens, but why must we endure such a hard reality! I wish they had a way to cure this extremely common problem! Anyway, your write shows this subject very nicely, you've mastered the art of forgetting within this poem! I sure you've had experience with this as I surely have! Fantastic Work!!