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Growing up and getting old

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Growing up and getting old

Growing up, and getting old

They're growing old, so very old
Their bodies wracked in pain
Their minds are working all the time
Just old minds not yet sane.

He's growing up, and gaining wisdom
They're growing old and stale
They're still playing the same old games
Not floating on the now

He so quietly takes his pain
He knows that it's 'just life'
They curse and fight all of the way
Yet he, he feels no strife

Cause he is growing up [not old]
He flows with all that is
While they grow old in misery
He grows up, with bliss!

27 September @013 @ 0705hrs.

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 5:44:00 PM
    I agree, some people do not enjoy growing old. But, we should embrace every day of life that we have. There is nothing we can do about it, so why fight it!...A great poem, with a great message. Nicely done, Peter!...Thank you very much for the kind comments. I really appreciate it!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/22/2013 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly. when one grows up after a lot of soul searching, it is a wonderful experience in spite of the pains that come with age. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 9:55:00 PM
    I saw this as a guy in relation to his parents who have always been miserable and will never change, while he has grown UP and done better for himself. Did I get it right?

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, I appreciate your Comments. The poem is about the one who fills him/herself with wisdom And those who grow old, still filled with fear and dread...Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:47:00 PM
    We all grow up and get old sometime in our lives! An intresting poem Peter, my friend! Great write! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Chris, I appreciate you dropping by...Peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Cute one..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit by my work..Old is an attitude..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara, for dropping by and commenting....peter
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Hey Peter, I enjoyed this write of acceptance of the stages of ones life.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ken, for dropping by and commenting on my reads....Peter