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Getting old is not what I want to do.
Has anyone found a way around it?
I've tried to figure it out, but I don't have a clue.
I may be struggling, but not giving in one bit.

I still want to run, jump, and even skip.
I want to go to Cabo, do the zip line.
But then I think, will I break a hip?
No, I say, I will be just fine.

What are we supposed to do?
Be appropriate by acting our age?
The number is getting up there, its true.
But I am not ready to write the last page.

I want to dance to a classic rock song.
I want it played loud, so I can hear.
If its a favorite, I will sing along.
I need to keep these memories near.

I want to laugh, like I used to do.
When it was really about nothing at all.
I want to go to happy hour, and close the bar at two.
Paying no attention to the bartender yelling " last call"!

I ignore the woman whose reflection in the mirror I see.
I glance up, and she catches me off guard.
I don't know how she got there, it puzzles me.
No worries, I toss the mirror into the backyard.

I used to be young, now I pretend that I am.
I remember, I could work all day, play all night.
And the next day, be ready to do it again.
I am not giving in without one hell of a fight!

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Date: 9/26/2019 7:34:00 PM
I can certainly relate to this gem Sandra. I am fighting too. My grandkids think I am young and I won't tell them different! Lol. A great poem! xxoo
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Date: 9/24/2019 9:01:00 PM
Well, good for you, Sandra! More power to you! Smiles, Gershon
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 9/25/2019 6:54:00 PM
Thank you Gershon. Hoping I can continue the bravado!
Date: 9/23/2019 9:25:00 PM
Great one Sandy! Fun and full of strength! Keep it up :)
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 9/24/2019 8:23:00 PM
Thanks Heidi. Hope you got a lol out of it.
Date: 9/23/2019 6:44:00 PM
Your title caught my eye Sandra, great thought's my friend, I am going to hate it when I get old you can see how young I am by my avatar, lol Excellent poem!! BTW, the 3 letters I have to type in to send this are (CRY) lol
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 9/24/2019 8:21:00 PM
I did notice your avatar, such talent in one so young. Unless the years Ave been more than kind, and you are becoming more youthful with age. Or maybe it is just a little poetic humor. I chuckled through your comment, but when I got to the bit about CRY being your comment captcha, I did a LOL! Perfect and so true. Thank-you Bobby for your comment and the laugh that went with it.
Date: 9/23/2019 5:22:00 PM
Keep up the good fight my friend. I know exactly what you talking about, give me Guns N Roses, crank it up and let me go. : ) Nicely done Sandra
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 9/23/2019 5:29:00 PM
Thank you Chris. It was an easy one to write. It was fast and furious. : ) PS. a Springsteen song for me...cranked!