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Living Well

I'm living in my golden years
And riding on the gravy train.
I am one of the lucky ones
Who lived the sweet life to attain.

The first two decades of my life
I was preparing for the rest of it.
After raising kids and working too,
I'm retired and having fun a bit.

Allthough my children do insist
I wear call bell around my neck,
And always carry my cell phone,
I forget I'm old.. so what the heck!

I owe no one, no one owes me.
I welcome every day I see.

I wrote on this theme for Carol's contest and then decided to with draw from contest since it does not fit that form.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Joyce, Congrats on your win! I love how you captured your upbeat view of life! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:05:00 PM
    I loved it on my first read.Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 4:14:00 PM
    Nice and wonderful presentation,Joyce...Congratulations on your well deserved win....

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:52:00 AM
    You got a swell situation, JOyce...very nice to see u with this winning does speak to the value of planning ahead, right? All smiles here!!! luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 1:09:00 AM
    What a lovely write my dear friend. I know, it is because you're SO BLESSED. So love this awesome poem about you!!! MY BIG HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN !! It is love/hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 2:14:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations In Susan's "Any poem under 14 lines" contest. Had fun reading all her winners. take care~ PD

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Congratulations. Every poem has a special place in someone's life.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Big congrats Joyce, we make my mum take her mobile with her but she forgets how to use it xx

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 10:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Joyce

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 9:19:00 AM
    Great introspective poem... Congratulations on your win! Terry

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 8:51:00 AM
    Congratulations friend Joyce for winning the contest. I like it. Cheers!!!!!!!!!(^_^) Maria

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:04:00 AM
    A beautiful poem about you Joyce.Enjoyed the read.Please check Carol wants the Form to be BIO only.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 1:35:00 AM
    I enjoyed this poem immensely. I laughed, the first time I read the fourth stanza of your poem. I read it "Although my children...........insist I wear a cow bell........ I thought that is too funny. But, yes call bell is more appropriate and still funny. Thank you for sharing this fun poem.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 1:28:00 AM
    Oh Joyce this is so beautiful. proud to be your friend.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 1:21:00 AM
    What a fantastic write Joyce, you go for it girl. I don't know your age but I wish my mother would try the net instead of talking about it as though its the devils doing, she is a terrific woman an would enjoy a lot on the net but she will not even try she has taken up her shawl but she is 82 so I think I have to accept it xx