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who's old?

Okay we've all cracked the funnies Joked about what's gone and what's still there. How everything sags or wilts Doesn' t work or is in a state of disrepair. How we're crumbling or fumbling. Who's deaf? you're mumbling. How we're gummy or losing our hair- So what ! Inside we're young and attractive still very active, Lively, energetic though bent and arthritic- So what ! Inside we're lustful and exciting,warm and inviting, Charming, alluring though wrinkles are occuring- So what ! Inside we're strong and dependable not expendable Though memory's not reliable and body not so pliable- So what ! Inside we're funny and witty don't need anyone's pity, Treat life playfully and are growing old ' disgracefully ' And yes WE'RE ENTITLED, so why should we care Because inside we're the person we always were.... Old who's old? Age is only going on out there

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  1. Date: 11/9/2010 1:57:00 PM
    Very captivating read with urge to read next line Lou

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:24:00 PM
    nice work

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 8:46:00 AM
    Sylvia....Yes all your lines here echo my own thoughts and feelings exactly.....well written indeed.........and thank you for enjoying my poems and for saying such flattering things.....the trouble is, I might just start believing them..... LOL wishes ...Syd

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 5:00:00 PM
    Right on, Sylvia! Humorous and clever poem.

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 1:40:00 PM
    Koolio poetry Sylvia, growing old is something we should all achieve. Sadly it does not happen in this world of ours >> James

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 11:20:00 AM
    love this one, age is just a number he he, enjoyed this one Sylvia,..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 10:26:00 AM
    You did an excellent job portraying the inner child and beauty in everyone who ages, in a more unique manner and format. Well done~Chris

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 10:07:00 AM
    So so so true and beautifully expressed! Really appreciate your comment on my words for today! Forgiveness is a great RX!

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:08:00 AM
    Oh yes, Sylvia, I couldn't agree with you more! We only grow old on the "outside," while the inside remains young and vital. In fact, I think we can actually be younger at heart when we enter our golden years. We seem more content with our lives and ourselves. As you say so insightfully, "Age is only going on out there." Brilliant! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:01:00 AM
    The age matters nothing it is the mind that is important, Sylvia

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:50:00 AM
    Great poem, love the content. raskin

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:41:00 AM
    We will all get there at one point no escaping it...but its how you enjoyed getting there is the joy.....