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Aging

I rise to face yet still more life again
And know my day will be about my age
Through sight that makes all things appear opaque
I hear about each third word spoken clear.

I walk with cane a slow but sure tempo
And get to where I aim without much fuss
Yet still it seems I burden those who care
To take the time to bare my years nonpluss. 

Each time I rise to face my life once more
Trumps thoughts of laying still without regard
For pains one takes to move upon this earth
Or see and hear with clarity implored.

I thank my Lord for each new day He gives
And givers who see beyond one’s struggle
With patience and always kind words spoken
Dignity and respect to me maintained.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/27/2019 5:26:00 AM
great expressive
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Date: 10/22/2019 6:33:00 PM
Great poem. Mind if I Fave this. The positivity moves me Panagiota Romios
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Date: 2/28/2016 8:00:00 AM
Congrats. Your title grabbed my attention, as I am interested in any writing regarding the aging process. well done.
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Date: 5/6/2014 11:43:00 PM
Michael, a fine work that aged beautifully, becoming more dynamic at the end.. Perfect! Great win!!
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Michael Wegman
Date: 5/7/2014 5:52:00 AM
I appreciate you stopping by and for your insight, Dave!
Date: 5/2/2014 7:37:00 AM
Enjoyed the write. Congrats on the win, Michael
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Michael Wegman
Date: 5/7/2014 5:52:00 AM
Thank you Doc!
Date: 5/1/2014 10:59:00 AM
Michael... Congratulations! Enjoying every entry, ENTERED in my "Any Poem #26" contest. Always & Forever *LINDA"
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Michael Wegman
Date: 5/7/2014 5:51:00 AM
Thank you LInda and CONGRATS on being #1 in the Top-100 Group this month...WOW! You write a LOT of poems. That is inspirational!
Date: 4/27/2014 7:47:00 AM
This is beautiful Michael; Getting old is a process of life, but sometimes it is also hard. Your last stanza says it all. Thanks for sharing and God bless you always... Lucilla.
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Michael Wegman
Date: 4/27/2014 8:08:00 AM
Thanks Lucilla, and certainly agree!
Date: 4/25/2014 7:08:00 AM
Brother, This is so beautiful! I have read it over and over again.
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Michael Wegman
Date: 4/25/2014 7:41:00 AM
Thanks sister! It has meaning in the form of a man very near and dear to us both!
Date: 4/24/2014 9:29:00 AM
Aging smart! Good!
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Date: 4/24/2014 8:53:00 AM
Growing old is not for sissies for sure..Enjoyed reading your thoughts about aging..Being thankful for life is so important..We are given each second of every minute here so we should be grateful for that life..Thanks for stopping by..My test poem went through then I tried to put in one that I had work on and it would not go through ..Go figure..Sara
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