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they say age is just a number. it was-but now, it's not. it has become, an adversary. something to be avoided-at all cost. 7, 8, 9, 10---these were friends i looked forward to meeting. later- 18, 19, 20, 21, these were goals, i looked forward to, accomplishing. then- 27, 28, 29, 30-these were achievements i enjoyed, accomplishing. -now, there's 40. looming, smirking, menacing. arms crossed-fearful and stern just above the horizon. 40-The Great Divide. YOuth-a distant memory, old age beckoning. WHoever said age is just a number, had not, yet-met-40.

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Date: 12/10/2023 12:03:00 AM
You nailed, a clean write
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Date: 12/6/2023 6:32:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this... exposing your thoughts through your unique poetic style. Meanwhile, I greet you with the love of the Lord, expressed by John 3:16 of the Bible, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Be blessed.
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Date: 6/4/2023 3:40:00 AM
Trevor, take it from this 61 year old, 40 is the new 39 :) cheers - Gary
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Date: 6/3/2023 2:25:00 PM
Treavor, I feel the same way about nearing my near mid eighties. But God Is good. Tom
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Date: 12/10/2022 4:59:00 AM
Our elders are so miserable LOL! Old is the goal!!! What are you supposed to be a child forever? The amount of people who talk down on their 30s is ridiculous. Im at the end of 20s and Im looking forward to Older. The issue is Maturity doesn't come coupled with age. In America Youth is praised due to Pedophilia culture. In Africa - Age is praised due to Wisdom. Hope you all find your way back home XXGu
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Date: 12/7/2022 10:01:00 PM
age is just a frame of every existent things but the time has no existence and it's forever!
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Date: 9/3/2022 11:12:00 PM
Time does go too fast and the years fly by. A good poem. Well written.
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Date: 6/9/2022 8:22:00 AM
Oh wait until you meet 60! Still I had a happy celebration and still had both parents. The following year my mom died. Then you see what age has in store. Still enjoy your forties and fifties…heck all of life! I love how you wrote this!
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Date: 3/17/2022 1:11:00 AM
"WHoever said age is just a number, had not, yet-met-40." ahhhhh.. heartfelt!
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Date: 12/25/2021 10:40:00 AM
Very interesting! Thought provocking
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Date: 10/9/2021 7:50:00 AM
I love your poem I understand what you mean
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Date: 7/21/2021 10:18:00 AM
a nice distinction, our final brooding age, pensive piece. nice write.
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Date: 4/24/2021 1:25:00 PM
I loved every decade! 40 is not old at all!! I had a great time when I was 40. 50 was good too! 60 doing great and I am not worried about the next two decades! enjoy life my friend!!
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Date: 12/10/2022 5:00:00 AM
Yessss Krish! Yes Yes Yes!!!!
Date: 4/24/2021 10:16:00 AM
Wow, if that’s a problem, you should try 80 !
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Date: 4/21/2021 11:10:00 AM
Let alone 40, twenty (20) is unbearable too haha
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Date: 4/21/2021 8:26:00 AM
This is 2021 now but I sure can relate, except I found 40 to be the best time in my life. 50 and up were my dreads. got through most of it but wish I could go back to 40. Thankyou, I enjoyed this poetry.
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Date: 8/29/2020 5:57:00 PM
Let's trade ages...youngster!)) Panagiota xx
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Date: 4/25/2017 12:32:00 AM
This is a very good poem about age. I'm 61 :)
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Date: 3/10/2017 6:10:00 AM
This one is really good.... I can completely relate to your poem!!!!
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Date: 3/10/2017 6:09:00 AM
This one is really good.... I can completely relate to your poem!!!!
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Date: 2/1/2017 1:05:00 PM
Trevor: As I read your piece, I tried to remember what being 40 was like. :o) For some of us on the Soup, that may have been some time ago. Thank you for the wonderful write. Sorry I was so long in getting to read it. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the Soup. Will look forward to seeing more in the future. oldbuck
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Date: 2/1/2017 12:57:00 PM
Among other things, this piece makes us think about one of their sayings (good) and consider our mortality (good). I enjoyed particularly your presentation of earlier stages in life. On an even more personal note, I relate to their saying, "Life begins at 40" (late bloomer, I suppose). Best wishes for wiping the smirk off of the face of 101. Gary Lee
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Date: 2/1/2017 12:40:00 AM
Brilliant poem on aging /time passing.
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Date: 1/31/2017 10:41:00 PM
hahahahaha this is true! 2 years from now I'll be in my 40, and i guess my destiny to be in a blessed singleness.
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Date: 1/31/2017 4:26:00 PM
Excellent poem. I am well past 40 and getting very close to Medicare so this poem hits home.
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