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Oh, Think Twice - - -

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Oh, Think Twice - - -


She walks slowly down the street bent over her walker,
     Not looking at the people speeding past her so fast;
It's windy and cold and her legs are swollen and hurt,
           Is there no one in this world who cares?

The people see her but pretend to not notice the need,
     The frayed coat, the out dated style, the gray hair;
They are busy people on their way to somewhere,
           No time for the poor, the elderly, the needy?

But O, think twice, it's another day for you and me,
     In Paradise, think twice for youth is but a moment;
For each person in this Paradise will become the frail,
          Think twice, O think twice, think twice!

The lined faces, paper skin, the lost of energy and spirit,
     This is the reality of Paradise, of life, so think twice;
Life can change in a split second, the once secure,
          Can become the beggar on the corner, think twice!


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November 7, 2013



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Inspiration the song Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins


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  1. Date: 4/25/2014 8:13:00 AM
    Awesome!! This one made me think twice!!... Yes.. It is really so heartbreaking to see our elderly struggling in the streets, abandoned and forgotten by their families. And all that people can do is to stare at them, w/o any intent to care or willingness to spare some of what they have. ^_^ great job!!

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    Date: 5/6/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Aiyah
  1. Date: 4/25/2014 2:00:00 AM
    Having very elderly parents can really relate to this - just wish people would spend a little time thinking of the elderly and spending time talking to them- also love this song . Glad to see this gem on home page would have missed it otherwise. hugs Jan x

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    Date: 5/6/2014 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jan.
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:21:00 PM
    7. I thought twice, too. G.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:20:00 PM
    BW you are a mature and capable poet, with intense personality and style. I wish "good luck" in the contest, even though you will not need it. Very good work. G.

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:17:00 PM
    thoughtful write, my friend - beautifully crafted.Hope you and the kitties are having a great weekend x

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:16:00 PM
    This is an incredible write my friend, an immensely wondrous write! Constance, your message within this poem is very well described and very heartfelt! I feel your words throughout your poem! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:40:00 PM
    wow, Constance, I agree so much with this poem. Things can change JUST LIKE THAT. Very perceptive poem and well done!!