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Age doesn’t come alone.

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Age doesn’t come alone.

When I was a boy, my father used to say,
 Why don’t you behave, and do it right away?”
And as I started growing up, I always knew who’s who,
With him sat in the driving seat and me the child at school.
Now as time marches ever forward, as I watch my children play,
And giving them the same advice:  “stop that now and do that right away.”
The years keep on advancing, sometimes I feel so low,
Now him within his twilight  years, as his memory starts to go.
Recollection of the journey, and how it made me feel,
As he is now the passenger, and I sit behind the wheel. 



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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:16:00 PM
    Nicholas, Congratulations with your awesome poem on the featured spots of the week.. Take care.. ~xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 12:10:00 PM
    thoughtful and sensitive-- my father died when I was a teenager...so know how precious time is... thanks for sharing this write..

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:10:00 AM
    AMAZING! Beautifully written. Can't praise it enough!

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:00:00 PM
    I loved it and the ending hit me like a ton of bricks. Well done, really beautiful.

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Growing older, very heartfelt poem. We'll all be there eventually. Scary-lack of independence. Congrats on your featured poem Nicholas. Stay young in the heart, Prouder

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome poetry being featured this week Nicholas. Love, Carol