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Senior Moments

As the December portion of life's treacherous journey arrives,
We tend to contemplate things that have happened in our lives.
Strange that we can recall events that occurred fifty years ago,
But now can't remember what day it is, adding to our woe!

Writing notes to ourselves regarding things that must be done,
We forget where we put them, leaving many things undone!
Tying a string around the finger to remind us of our obligations,
We wonder what it is doing there, adding to our frustrations!

Where the car was left in the parking lot is anybody's guess.
To find it is akin to the Israelites wandering the wilderness!
We misplace the house and car keys, causing panic untold,
But that's just another cross we must bear for growing old!

Going to another room to do something, our steps we retrace,
Having forgotten what we went there for in the first place!
Running amok searching for lost glasses causes us much dread.
Usually they can be found perched upon the crown of our head!

Those dreaded senior moments are part of growing old I suppose,
But if I may, here is something that I would like to propose:
Well, I declare!  I forgot what it was I was going to say!
Maybe I'll think of it later to suggest another day!

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:23:00 AM
    great poem.The way you wind it great.excellent piece for aging.comment on my poems

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:11:00 PM
    Congratulations...A humorous Masterpiece....

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Just spotted this at the top in that contest, congratulations, a well deserved win for a brilliant write, I really enjoyed it, was going to say something else but can't rem what now lol, Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Just grand Robert ...congratulations... Donna

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:08:00 PM
    lololol!!!! i like this write. the ending pulls together the thought behind it. congrats on 1st place - its deserving. randy

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 5:59:00 PM
    LOL Rob, this is hilarious. Geez i can relate to some of those now, especially the car keys one. ...Seren

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Bob, you 've penned it well... Astonish and hilarious content that left me no option but to chuckle at every line... All I'm saying is that this piece is GOOD. Congrats on your deserving. Thanks for your comment on my piece~A.O

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:20:00 PM
    well this one is really thoughtful and entertaining at the same time, Bob. A very good one. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Congrats, Bob. You really nailed, aging. Nice going. Una still struggleing. Best to you and Vera. Ralphie

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Congrats, Bob. You nailed this aging thing. Great job. Well done. Best to you and Vera. Una still struggeling. All the best. Ralphie

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 2:47:00 PM
    Bob, this is me! Fabulous writing and we'll deserving of your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:57:00 AM
    Bob, This is hilariously truthful. Mom's got it bad, and if I don't close, I'll forget what I was going to do next! Glad to see you're staying on top of things! RAY

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 12:25:00 AM
    I think at any age we have all done some of these things.this is a excellent write and a well deserved win.I haven't talked to you in a long time and not sure if you remember me,I hope life is treating you well.Hope to talk again soon.take care.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:55:00 PM
    congratulations on this well-deserved win, bob! you've really nailed it on this one - i can so relate!

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on a terrific winning poem. It really describes imperfect aging perfectlly

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Robert L Hinshaw you will be the last person on this earth to lose your marbles, your smart and sharp as a tack, now I on the other hand? Hummm! Hugs to you xxx

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Hello Bob H., you did well in Susan's "AGING" contest. Congratulations:-) take care~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 3:48:00 PM
    goog write. kept me reading and amused. happy to share this win with you. randy

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Well so long as we keep our sense of humor, we'll do okay. Great win, Robert. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:06:00 PM
    This is perfect. Describes those moments of ... Oh I forgot the word. Great!