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Age

I rail against my feeble body that once was so swift
despair when tasks take three times longer now
it crept up on me seemly overnight, this thing they call age, 
it pulls me down with it's agonising slowness

Always been the adventurer travelling the world
lived in some strange places with different rules
strived to live each minute to the max, exalt in life
taking no as no answer, digging under the surface

Many wondrous sights I have seen during my life
the miracle of birth, so fresh and new each time
so full of promise, a whole life yet to be lived
all that's before you is a blank sheet waiting patiently

I know for me that sheet is very full of doings
life is for living and boy, I have lived it in full 
yet still I rail against age itself and the slowness
the saving grace is, my mind can still take flight when it likes

Yet this shell in which I abide is crumbling
each year I seem to get slower and slower
such a pain, a burden and a strain on me
oh, to be young once more and be able to be fast

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:25:00 AM
    I always liked this introspective piece of yours my friend.Lovely thoughts expressed here.Love always.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    my dearest friend love and light to you Ty for nice comments much appreciated Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 2:18:00 PM
    the spirit is eternal, shadow.. an enlightened introspection about life's challenges... beautifully expressed!..:) huggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/22/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Nette appreciate you reading it Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:14:00 AM
    You are still fast with beautiful senses, my friend. Lovely done. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/22/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BL ty you are so kind Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:35:00 AM
    I loved it Shadow. But it is so sad... Yes, you are young, and yes, you can be fast. Just be careful of what you eat, use only natural sea salt (I mean it), drink a lot of water and exercise. Everything will come back slowly, and you'll be happy and fast and younger again. Many huggs, light and smiles. :) G.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/21/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Giorgio I do already what you suggest ty though I and glad you like it Ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 6:37:00 AM
    This is very good shadow. Fortunately you have a long way to go before reaching this point. Enjoy your young strong body.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/21/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    at 63 not that far Rick slowing down is so frustrating lol Ty appreciated Shadow x smiles hugs