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When did you get to be so old? Jowls. You have Jowls, and a hair on your chin. Not fat, no, but plump, Grannie padded, cuddly. Laughter lines Or World weary tracks of tears? Aches. Knees, shoulders All the not so bendy bits. Is worse to come? The eyes are dry Turning to dust already? No one is fooled by the golden hair Carefully applied dark lashes or Soft coral lips. Yield now. Be graceful in the winter. Be wise as only the old can be. Accept limitations without limiting yourself Live. Contentedly accept the inevitable And happiness will no longer elude you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 6/25/2014 4:04:00 AM
Accept Limitions without limiting yourself, i love this stanza Kaye This is a reflective poem i enjoyed the theme Love Bryan. xoxo
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Emmanuel Brian Oule
Date: 6/27/2014 5:44:00 AM
You too Kaye regards
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Kaye Locke
Date: 6/25/2014 4:41:00 AM
Thanks so much Bryan. Best wishes Kaye
Date: 7/14/2012 10:10:00 AM
Happy weekend to you Kaye. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/13/2012 7:51:00 AM
An interesting write, Kaye. I like the line "Accept limitations without limiting yourself". Good advice. Nice piece. Love, Kim
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