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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: 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: 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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Date: 1/19/2017 3:48:00 AM
Congrats...a great way of presenting age, indeed! :)
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Date: 1/18/2017 8:04:00 PM
Although I'm past this poem's time, I can appreciate the rhyme. Nice Job!
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Date: 1/18/2017 9:25:00 AM
I have a former collegue who was depressed during his 30th birthday, because he felt he was aging fast.... In short, I understand your piece very well, Trevor!! ;-)
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Date: 1/18/2017 9:03:00 AM
Try 87. I do understand though. Congrats on the selection. Love, Old daver
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Date: 8/18/2010 6:06:00 AM
very nice FREE VERSE write please enter it into my contest for free verse! Light & Love
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