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These Are the Golden Days

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These Are the Golden Days

These Are the Golden Days?

By Elton Camp

Old age young persons often praise
Describing it as being the “golden days”

However, if they live to be that old
They’ll learn that it’s a lie they’ve told

Many times I don’t feel very good
Can do only a fraction of what I would

True I don’t have to go to work anymore
Have more financial security than before

Even as a youth, I didn’t look very well
And now I am most surely as ugly as hell

Decades ago, I had brown, wavy hair
But now only a little gray remains there

A liver spot here and a big wart there
Even small children I easily may scare

My hearing is already on the way out
Family members are beginning to shout

That I can still see isn’t a surprise 
I have implanted lenses in my eyes

However, I am grateful to still be around
Since Alzheimer’s hasn’t taken me down

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  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:42:00 AM
    - I call it the "repair age" .... lol. - In time we need to replace the "old" parts, refurbishment! - Very well written Elton ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 6/17/2013 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yep, being in my seventies, I know all too well the truth presented here in the guise of humor. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. That's always an encouragement to the writers. Elton