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Old Granny Had a Wish

Old granny had a funny wish, To go back to her teens; She had always been yearning To travel back to her youth; For nobody admires her figure now, And says to her 'you are pretty'; Whenever she sees young charming girls, She could not help but envy them and think: 'If only I could get back, Atleast for one day to my eighteen.. '. Then this craving started to occupy, All the corners of her brain; Until one fine day, at night, It all popped up as a dream; As her eyes succumbed to slumber gracefully, She believed she saw something she disbelieved: She was standing in front of a mirror and In it, old granny saw her own young teen! Wrinkled hands here, smooth hands there; Saggy skin here, appeared to be taut skin there; Weary face here, fresh face there; Imperfections here, seemed perfect there. Granny's happiness knew no bounds, That she jumped and danced in joy in dream, And thanked God for answering her prayers! As she relished for some time, In this illusory delightful bliss, She woke up with a start from the sleep, Only to see her own self Lying in the bed: old and weak... Dated: 11/19/2020 Submitted for: Juxtaposition Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Silent One Second Place

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Date: 1/20/2021 1:22:00 PM
Great juxtaposition... but poor ole Granny! Don't laugh too hard, but this kind of stuff happens to me a lot: I'm young and athletic in my dreams; then I wake up and I can barely walk down the stairs in the morning, as I hobble into the kitchen,... cup of coffee to the rescue. Here's to the bloom of youth! :) gw
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Date: 11/29/2020 10:59:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win in the Juxtaposition contest, Ani :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/29/2020 6:40:00 PM
Thank you so much dear Anne. Congrats to you too on your great win. Hugs :)
Date: 11/25/2020 9:59:00 PM
Aah to go back in time...but only for being and feeling young once again....Congrats on your win Anitha :))
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/26/2020 2:21:00 AM
Yes.. an old granny's perspective.. thx for the visit and comment Carol. Have a great day :)
Date: 11/25/2020 10:20:00 AM
Hi Anitha, Congratulations on your win. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/26/2020 2:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Alexis. You too have a great day :)
Date: 11/25/2020 7:12:00 AM
Good idea for the contest, I think many old people may feel like this sometimes.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/25/2020 8:16:00 AM
SO thank you so much!!.... just this idea came to me... and I had heard one old granny saying so in reality (not my own)... and I thought would use the idea. Have a great evening. :)
Date: 11/23/2020 5:36:00 PM
Eerily familiar for me, as I often dream of my youth, and then wake up so incredibly stiff every morning... All I can do is smile... Eventually I loosen up. My sympathies are entirely with Granny! :) gw
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/25/2020 8:13:00 AM
Is it? Yes.. maybe... as I get old... I may come to know... You have a strong young mind.. that is enough. Thank you for the visit and comment Gershon. Best regards. Have a blessed great day. :)
Date: 11/19/2020 3:35:00 AM
Great tribute to your grandma. Good luck with the contest. ~~
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/19/2020 7:17:00 AM
Thank you so much for the visit and comment Victor. Have a great day :)
Date: 11/19/2020 12:51:00 AM
Bless her. what a great story poem.Excellent visuals. Hope you won. Love this.
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/19/2020 2:24:00 AM
Thank you so much Peter. Much appreciated.. Have a great day :)