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When it Comes to Ageing

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When it Comes to Ageing

When it Comes to Aging

By happenchance of birth---
Circumstances of life withstanding---
We enter into life, with genes marking
Our attributes of features obtaining

See my Mother and her ancestors
See my Father and his ancestors

Characteristics we have of all
Seen while still in our baby cribs
Topographies of structured ageing
Mapped by chromosomal donating

Face of my mother and hers
Height of my father and his

Factors deal in with living of life
Cleanliness marks of Godliness
Nature too takes its living toll
Lifestyle and choices add to the roll

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 6:32:00 AM
    You have said it eloquently Debra !! Love the last stanza. XX Anne

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Lol, you said it all, Debra. A good one. I love it. Hope you are having a great Easter Sunday. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:02:00 PM
    I like how you put it all together. Not just DNA, but also nature, life style, etc. We can only do what we can do. Isn't it unfair that some people go smoking and drinking to the graves, living to 100, while some poor guys jog and eat vegetarian style and die before 40? Paul Mcartney's wife was one of those.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Impressive the last verse. Hugs

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:08:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem Debra. An enjoyable read. Rick

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Some of the mother and some of the father, that's what my baby is made of. - A lovely poem Debra, which was nice to read tonight. - Happy Easter! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 12:43:00 PM
    These factors are all part of which contributes to aging! I enjoyed reading this delightful poem this afternoon! You have written a wonderful write my friend! Quite the special piece Debra, very awesome, Great Work!!