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My uncle’s almost ninety;
My aunt is eighty-five.
My father would be in-between
If he were still alive.

But he died thirty years ago,
Which only goes to show
Genetics isn’t all that counts
When it’s your time to go.

Since we don’t know the future
(And I think it’s good we can’t),
I hope that in longevity,
I’m closer to my aunt!

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  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:20:00 PM
    I really like this and I definitely agree. Very nicely done.

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 2:28:00 PM
    A poem a day just like an apple can keep the doc away. I think it helps release the toxins deep inside the soul. And anyway I have to say I'm glad that's how you roll. :)

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:48:00 AM
    So cute!! me too "live long & prosper!" Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:47:00 AM
    - Wishing you many, many, many happy years. . . . and good health Ilene! - Creative poem! - Have a nice day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)