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Old Years New Tears

I raised my foot to climb the stairs
only to find an old age impediment there.

Down I went face first upon the stair
now realizing that I must first think before going there.

Raise that leg high resounds in the mind
something I didn't have to do once upon a time.

A thought that now stays ever constant in my mind
each time I approach something I have to climb.

What was once done with thoughtless effort
is now done in thoughtful measure.

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 7:56:00 PM

    Terry, hope your holidays are going well... as far as age, I' don't know which way my path is taking. It's not such an easy climb, no more... Enjoy the coming year... LINDA
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 12:50:00 AM

    As we grow older so many things change that once were done with ease are now almost impossible to achieve. I invite you to view "Hands" and "Times advances" in my postings. I have written several other senior moment poems you may enjoy. I like your fine write that you have presented here.
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 3:21:00 AM

    Great old age poem I relate to.JM
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 1:35:00 PM

    Love it Terry , I thought a few months ago,, as I tripped over the sidewalk, that it wasn't there yesterday ;} Nice write !
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:15:00 AM

    I'm right there wit you Terry, when we were young we were invincible and time was just a word. Now I tell folk that my mind writes cheques that my body cannot cash! Lovely write. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:03:00 PM

    It's great Terry...Honest and true as time passes...Love Diana
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 10:19:00 AM

    Terry yep love this even if it is a distant memory now....David
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 6:41:00 AM

    wow this is a really good piece, wise and poetic. enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 1:57:00 AM

    Great poem and very true for me too, I remember when I could trot up and down stairs ;}
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:36:00 PM

    Some how I missed it Terry.Love this poem.Thanks for visiting my poem page.Hope you will soon post some new poems.
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:53:00 AM

    I have enjoyed stopping by your poetry, may you be inspired to write many more and share them with your soup family sending you blessings from my home to yours, xxxx Rose
  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:04:00 PM

    Young in the head and heart ..... but ..... know well that I am not 17 years ... lol .. - Your poem says more than you can write Terry. - Wish you a lovely first week in December, hoping you will get some Christmas glow. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:18:00 PM

    Oh yes Terry, when we're young, we think we'll live forever... bu then, seemingly suddenly, it turns out it aint so... Terry (good poem)
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 1:47:00 PM

    What a shame when we come to realise we are not infallible xx
  1. Date: 12/3/2012 10:41:00 AM

    Yes those stairs but we must use it or lose it aye? Nice to read your work today, Light & Love

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