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Tender Years

 
When old, I am sure I'll be grey, retirement a long holiday. But now, as a lad, life's boring and sad, when scrabbling about for some pay. In future, I hope to be wise with dreams of a generous size. But now, I just grunt, with attitude blunt, which others all hate and despise. In time, I will happiness spread, be seen as a fine figurehead. Right now, I am tired; I'm seldom inspired and have to be dragged from my bed. I am sure female hearts will compete, as they swoon, by the score, at my feet. But pulling the birds, I stumble for words as they scatter in hasty retreat. When I'm old, I will pray people say I'm fun, when invited to stay. But now, they just groan or moan down the phone. I do wish they'd all go away. ~
For Gail Angel Doyle's Contest by Charles Clive.

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 9:43:00 PM
    I enjoyed the read Charles, congratulations...Seren

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Charles.. a wonderful win in Gail Angel Doyle's "tender year" contest... have yourself a wonderful 2013... always! PD

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top win Charles! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 1:04:00 AM
    You poor grouch, congratulations on your top spot win and I hope the birds will be flocking at your feet soon xx

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:59:00 PM
    Better change your ways, Charles or they won't stay around until you're old. Very funny. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 7:17:00 PM
    I like how you kept it "real" and made it funny. I bet you are not as grumpy as you say. this is awesome! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Beautiful Limerick. Bravo on your win!

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:03:00 AM
    I am so happy you are back here at Soup writing away. When I first started here, I put you on my favorites list and have been checking for new ones every since. How old could you be? love, Kathy