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My mother stayed 37yrs. old longer than anyone I have ever known. She never admitted her age until she was old enough to draw a Social Security check. I guess she figured if she was going to have to admit her age they had to pay her. lol

The Bible tells us:

"WHITE HAIR IS A CROWN OF GLORY AND IS SEEN MOST AMONG THE GODLY."                                                                                                                                 Proverbs 16:31                                                                                                                                

Time and tide they do not wait, We all have heard it said, And there are some who seem to view, The ebb and flow with dread. They do their best to stave it off, And live in deep denial, Trying not to show their age, And viewing it as trial. A tribulation of some sort, A thing to be avoided, Forgetting in their quest for youth, That age can be exploited; For with age comes experience, That younger folks don't have. Things that you have done before, Is to them enclave. A thing to them as yet untried, Is foreign territory. They'll listen to your wisdom, And practiced oratory; For things that to the younger set, Appear a mystery, For older folks is just old hat, And it's just history; So if we learn to use our age, Accept it as a friend, We'll age as does fine wine and so, Won't face a bitter end. We have to learn to face some facts, That some things must betide. You can run from age my friend, But you can never hide.

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Date: 9/1/2021 7:00:00 PM
Well we can run from age but yes we cannot hide. Will keep you in my prayers.love phyl
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/6/2021 10:04:00 PM
Thanks bunches Phyl. God Bless, JB
Date: 8/31/2021 10:16:00 AM
Embracing my age (60) in all its wisdom!
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Date: 9/1/2021 2:59:00 PM
You are but a babe my friend. Come Oct. 14 I will be 74 but I have decided to turn it around and be 47. Thanks bunches. God Bless, JB
Date: 8/31/2021 6:16:00 AM
Age is just a number, Judy. A lovely write...god bless your mother! Also, sending prayers your way dear friend. I hope for a speedy recovery...feel well soon. Sending love & Hugs ~Charlie
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/6/2021 9:55:00 PM
Thanks bunches Charlie. God Bless, JB
Date: 8/30/2021 2:00:00 PM
well written Judy. I love the line of an enclave my experience seen as such.
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Judy Ball
Date: 8/31/2021 3:18:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend. God Bless, JB
Date: 8/21/2021 1:50:00 AM
The great reality with amazing skills
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Date: 8/31/2021 3:46:00 AM
Thanks so much Muhammed. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/28/2021 12:16:00 PM
We never want to get old but that is beyond our control. The white hair arrives and before we know it the years have flown by. Awesome my friend. love phyl
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Date: 8/31/2021 3:55:00 AM
Thanks bunches Phyl. God Bless and thanks for your wonderful reviews. Could use some prayer if you don't mind. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/28/2021 7:59:00 AM
This is amazing poetry Judy, just love your philosophy.
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Judy Ball
Date: 8/31/2021 4:02:00 AM
Thanks so much Harry. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/26/2021 11:34:00 PM
Aging can be great or not. It's just something there. Like air. I laugh at any Poet who thinks they are old at 60. Age means diddly, how you live it, is what counts. YOU ARE NOT YOUR AGE. YOU ARE FAR MORE. YOU ARE AN ETERNAL SPIRIT IN A BODY. Fine write! Xxoo
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Date: 8/31/2021 4:02:00 AM
Thanks bunches Pangie. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/23/2021 9:22:00 PM
Hi Judy, You've penned such a well-written piece on getting older. I agree with the gist of your write; however, I think people are bombarded with the notion it's something wrong with accepting and owning their age. Excellent write. Have a good evening and weekend:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/31/2021 4:04:00 AM
Thanks so much Alexis. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/22/2021 1:45:00 PM
Nice piece Judy, really wise and insightful thoughts indeed. Hope all is well, blessings always, Gordon
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Date: 8/31/2021 4:12:00 AM
Thanks bunches Gordon. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/21/2021 7:40:00 AM
Some things never change, Judy, people just don't want to get old, but that's something none can control, wise poem with a beautiful final stanza:)
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Judy Ball
Date: 8/31/2021 4:23:00 AM
Thanks bunches Jo. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/20/2021 5:03:00 PM
This was a great read and it made me recall how my mom always hated telling her age. I am the opposite. I feel proud to look younger than my age and to ACT younger. I collect SS this year. One thing I always do is tell my age one year older than I really am because it prepares me for the shock of that NEXT year added on, so I am telling folks I am 66 but really that won't be until Septemeber!!
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Date: 8/31/2021 4:17:00 AM
Thanks bunches Andrea. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/20/2021 11:29:00 AM
Well said! Why try to look young seems so silly. Last couplet superb!
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/1/2021 3:10:00 PM
Thank you so much Rama. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/20/2021 11:13:00 AM
So wisely penned, Judy. This superb poem flows so musically. Hugsxx
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Date: 9/1/2021 3:05:00 PM
Thanks so much Gina. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/20/2021 7:03:00 AM
Rightly said, Judy... Nice one...
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Date: 7/19/2021 10:17:00 PM
If I had a name for every pain I feel, I would have been dead long ago. So I live from day to day. Hugs
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Date: 7/19/2021 7:36:00 PM
Very good, Judy. As they say: 'We're not getting older; we're getting bitter.' lol. ~ gw
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Judy Ball
Date: 8/31/2021 4:24:00 AM
Thanks bunches Gershon. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/19/2021 3:58:00 PM
So so true. But as I've said before, youth is a million dollar experience I wouldn't pay a nickle to repeat. Well penned my friend.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/1/2021 3:31:00 PM
I so totally agree. Thanks bunches, God Bless, JB
Date: 7/19/2021 3:17:00 PM
A revealing reality still coming into view. But I am there. I loved the last two lines.
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Date: 7/19/2021 1:40:00 PM
- "So if we learn to use our age, Accept it as a friend " ... I agree ... so nicely put, Judy :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Judy Ball
Date: 7/19/2021 2:30:00 PM
Thanks bunches Anne-Lise. God Bless, JB
Date: 7/19/2021 1:35:00 PM
Judy, I enjoyed your poem! The last two lines were perfect! Blessings, Kim M
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Judy Ball
Date: 7/19/2021 2:29:00 PM
Thanks bunches Kim. God Bless, JB