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We're Still Here

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We're Still Here

...en l'an soixante-dix de mon age...

All the familiar names from our youth
now belong to aged, unfamiliar faces.
Even my own reflection startles
as I pass the mirror
hanging in the hall.
Suddenly, we are old.
And, although taken by surprise,
we must accommodate reality --
perhaps convince ourselves
how lucky we survivors are --
how much better that we wear
these flaccid faces, these worn-out bodies,
these aids and apparatuses,
than to have ended
while in almost-mint condition.
But these are mere macabre,
septuagenarian musings.
So, let's forget all this!
Turn up the music
and hear us murmur,
in weakly mordant, fatalistic,
untriumphant chorus:
"We're still here!"


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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:26:00 PM

    Wonderful poem you have written here my friend; yes I too am of that age that the Bible speaks of[three score years and ten, yet even with the aches and pains I love being this age; nothing to prove to anyone any more, accepting myself unconditionally. Thanks for a most enjoyable read....peter

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:30:00 AM

    Indeed-- aging is not for the faint-hearted, but we should rejoice in the fact that we can still remain as young as we like, act as we feel!! Age is just that number :) Loved this piece. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:18:00 AM

    so true, and you know what? I think this is FANTASTIC.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Leo, amazing... Linda