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Ageing is an Enigma

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Ageing is an Enigma

Ageing, is an enigma!
For instance, youngsters, can't hardly wait!
They wish the years, to quickly pass!
So, they can drive a car, and date!

The middle-age years, are most active, by far!
With career, marriage, and such!
We lay, the groundwork, for our retirement.
So, when it comes, we won't worry, too much!

During latter years, our vision is poor.
We have trouble, trying to hear!
Our discussions with friends, are quite different,
while conversing, over a beer!

It's "what's the results of your MRI?"
"How was your CAT SCAN, today?"
"What medications are you taking, my friend?"
"Are you sure your insurance, will pay?"

Yes, the process of ageing is varied.
You do the best, you can do!
Things constantly change, as time goes on,
how you handle them's, up to you!


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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 7:52:00 AM
    - Yes ... well deserved, beautiful! - Congratulations! - Wish you a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Your last line says it all. It is how we handle becoming older........are we willing to handle it with grace or complaint? Nicely said, Ralph !!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:43:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. Thanks for posting. Even though I may be older than dirt ( a very old joke) I love it.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:24:00 PM
    such truth here! Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:49:00 PM
    Yes ageing is an absolute enigma, but it is also one that we all enjoy as the years go by, i like this poem, thank you for your comments on my win in the Famous Duos Contest, i really appreciate it

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Hi Ralph, I'm sorry but I've not seen your name before, I'm not long in the soup, thanks for your comment and drawing my attention to this little gem, a very good write and amusing too and soooo true. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:33:00 PM
    Congratulations with this winner, Ralph. An entertaining write, for sure. :)

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your win! Enjoyed this poem.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 8:30:00 PM
    a very great one.. congrats on the win. I agree, it is an enigma.

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Great one Ralph. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Congrats Ralph on your winning poemxxx

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

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Ralph, on your fine piece here on aging. Very choice-centered approach of which I heartily approve. Looked at your title and did a double-take, thought I had read Enema. Might have been that extra "e" in ageing.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Awesome and Beautiful write...Congrats on your win in this contest.....Ride on pal...

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Great dissertation on aging. Congratulations on you win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Good poem, like the truth ness in it. One day at a time.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:59:00 AM
    nice job on first place in echoes of the heart contest.take care

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:04:00 PM
    what's even sadder is when middle years did not garner the necessity for retirement years. I kind of am living in fear of my old years for that reason!! Great poem on this topic, Ralph.