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Many years ago, when we were all young,
We really thought life, would be so much fun.
While playing dress-up, trying on mom’s stuff,
Putting on make-up, we found to be tough.

Then came our schooling, and boy things would change,
“Those aren’t our parents”, when they acted strange.
Sometimes they were hip, but old-fashioned too,
That’s something I swore, I would never do.

Wishing you were older, adults had it made,
They would do nothing, yet still would be paid.
That is how little, we all had known,
We surely found out, once we were grown.

Loving the twenties, we’d go out with friends,
When we went shopping, we followed the trends.
Doing what we wanted, and staying out late,
It didn’t matter, what time we all ate.

Then came the thirties, and most of us wed,
Watch what you wish for, my parents had said.
We had to work hard, many bills to pay,
I guess they were right, what more can I say?

Raising your children, was hardest of all,
Needing some advice, your parent’s you’d call.
It seemed so easy, they needed no rest,
So now it’s your turn, you learned from the best.

The forties arrived, that was a shocker,
We’d spend lots of time, just at the doctor.
Back aches and headaches, so tired you’d be,
Trying not to cough, or else you would pee.

The fifties would come, and your grandkids too,
Where were your glasses? You hadn’t a clue.
You searched here and there, and under the bed,
“Hey grandma” they laughed, “They’re right on your head”.

Here come the sixties, now let’s have some fun,
You are retired; your work is all done.
To dinner with friends, you dressed and you wait,
They never show up, you have the wrong date.

Now the seventies, with friends playing games,
If only you could, remember their names.
You try hard to hide, those under-eye bags,
Gravity happens, and everything sags.

Enjoy every day, and have a good laugh,
All the steps you took, led down a new path.
Live life as it comes, each year a new page,
One thing is for sure, everyone will age.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 11/6/2013 9:10:00 PM
nice win...SKAT
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Date: 11/5/2013 11:26:00 PM
Kelly, , Congratulations on your win... awesome Teenager Entertainment poem.... always~ LINDA
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Date: 11/2/2013 9:34:00 PM
And into the nineties as some of us are, Driving with care so they won't take your car.. Teenagers grew up and now you're the one Who answers to them,. Now they have the fun. Great write, Love, Joyce
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Kelly Zakerski
Date: 11/3/2013 3:50:00 AM
Joyce - Thank you so very much! I will have to save yours that you wrote - it just cracked me up this morning - how very true my dear. Love, Kelly
Date: 11/2/2013 4:13:00 PM
This is an amazing poem! You must just be super smart because this poem after reading this made me laugh and smile and .... laugh even more! Thanks for brightening my day! Hugs!
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Date: 11/3/2013 3:58:00 AM
Jane, Thank you for your kind words I'm glad I could brighten your day! Hugs back!!! (if you want more laughs you should read "Control" and "When you have Children"!!! Kelly
Date: 11/2/2013 3:29:00 PM
nicely crafted journey through the years...congrats on your win :)
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Date: 11/3/2013 3:59:00 AM
Sandra - Thank you so very much!!!
Date: 2/21/2011 4:13:00 PM
How delightful...Thank You
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Date: 2/21/2011 3:22:00 PM
Great look at "The Aging Process." Congrats on having it featured. Life is great. Every day I add a new wrinkle. I liked this. Vince
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Date: 2/21/2011 1:20:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Kelly. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/3/2009 5:09:00 AM
Kelly, i am going to call this poem " A Poem in a Life " i hope this gets as many reads as it deserves, if we are lucky this poem should appeal to so so many people. It's one of the best i have read on PS and it's just a super write. It's heading to my favs to be read time and time again, and if i am reading it through the decades even better >> James,xx
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