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The Autumn Man

I think I'm getting older ~ there's difference in every way Body doesn't feel the same ~ on an ice cold Winter's day What's really bothering me ~ is how my mind has changed Now I listen to hearts aloud ~ in the howling of the rain I think I'm getting older ~ silver fox hair on display Not the Loverboy I used to be ~ sometimes I wish I'd stayed that way So I'll face what I have to face ~ wrinkled up I'll push ahead I think I'm getting older now ~ it's hard to get up off my bed I think I'm getting older ~ vision seems a little blurred I might not hear everything ~ but somehow I read your every word What fascinated me for years ~ just goes by blowing in the wind Autumn leaves are falling~ and I'm back to earth again

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 12/15/2019 9:45:00 PM
Simple words but expressed so well. Loved it. God bless you
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Date: 4/28/2019 2:37:00 PM
Epochal blending of nature and man in the autumn of his years. Congrats, Arturo, if belatedly, on POTD! ~ Frank Sinatra surrogate in Chicago
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Date: 4/12/2019 7:07:00 PM
Your poem is tenderly expressed, dear Arturo. It takes grace to age gracefully. Your last line is simply beautiful. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors, mon ami. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/13/2019 7:47:00 AM
Thank you Susan...Wishing you a lovely Saturday...All the best...A hug...
Date: 4/12/2019 3:05:00 PM
Congrats on being in the top 100 new poems! Also Congrats on POTD status.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/13/2019 7:48:00 AM
Thank you Richard...Have a wonderful weekend...
Date: 4/7/2019 8:05:00 PM
This poem is one to which many of us can relate. One day we look in the mirror and we're 35 and it seems like just a few years later we're 55 and aching from head to toe. Where did the time go? So much emotion in this beautiful but simple poem. No wonder you got POTD for it. Congrats and FAVED. P.S. Love the piano music too.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/8/2019 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Carole...Always good to hear from you...This thing of age...it's truly a blessing...without pain otherwise it can feel like a curse...
Date: 4/5/2019 4:54:00 PM
Oh, so poignant, and I so relate ... I take care of both my folks at age 93, and it's getting so it's nearly too much for me and my brother. But we do what we can. Wonderful write, and congrats on POTD. Blessings!
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/5/2019 6:13:00 PM
I take care of my mother 85...I think I'm learning to be tender...Thanks for stopping by...
Date: 4/4/2019 7:55:00 PM
so sad, ARturo, and sadly, so true as we get older and older. I have friends much older than me and many of them express this sorrow. my mother though is pretty hearty at age 86. How i hope to follow in her footsteps!!
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/5/2019 6:16:00 PM
So be your blessings...it's good to be alive... I spend at least half a year with my mother...I see what age does...and to some extend it breaks my heart...
Date: 4/4/2019 7:55:00 PM
i see a potd, too. WEll deserved!!
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Date: 4/4/2019 12:14:00 PM
Where did yester year go, and soon it is Christmas, and oh, another birthday - time and years pass by like an egg timer. Wonderful poem Arturo. Congratulations on POTD. Poetry hugs, Jenny
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/5/2019 6:18:00 PM
I find time gets faster with age...could it be I'm moving slower...
Date: 4/4/2019 12:29:00 AM
Congratulations, Autora, for your poem being POTD. It is a blessing to know that when we grow older that we can grow old gracefully. Something I have to continue working on my friend. LOL Have a great day and may the good Lord keep you in His care always.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/5/2019 6:20:00 PM
At every stage it's beautiful...like all of the creation of GOD...HE leaves not out...Everything is blessed...
Date: 4/3/2019 3:13:00 PM
Sad reality
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 4:01:00 PM
The way of the world...if it's a wonder now can't imagine when we're blowing like dust in the wind...
Date: 4/3/2019 12:35:00 PM
Many on here will relate to you verse Arturo, a sharp reminder that the clock is ticking .well written. Congrats on POTD. Tom.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 1:06:00 PM
Thank you Tom...the 2019 write is treating me well...in the year of the MUSE...
Date: 4/3/2019 10:55:00 AM
Time has a way of placing age on display. :) It's okay though- because getting older means, you become better. That's how I see it anyway. Everything gets better with age. Congratulations Arturo, on Poem of the day!! ~ Brandy
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 1:04:00 PM
Especially Brandy... the sweeter you get with age...Thank you my friend...lots of love...
Date: 4/3/2019 10:55:00 AM
Arturo, congratulations on POTD with a poem that shows the qualities of aging. Getting old is not a picnic.You might still have all the old ladies chasing you. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 1:01:00 PM
Yeah...and lovely there are...Thank you Eve...All the best
Date: 4/3/2019 9:07:00 AM
Arturo, you poem is amazing, so many wonderful lines and so deserving of POTD and a FAV for me too ~
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 1:01:00 PM
Thanks you Dear Heart...Very tender of you...
Date: 4/3/2019 7:40:00 AM
Arturo...your just an old fart...but we love you anyway lol...Congrats!!! on your POTD!! my friend...we can get old together...love & light...old ^WW^...{*J*}
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 7:59:00 AM
Always good to hear from you WW... Blame it on the Muse... I ain't getting old...
Date: 4/3/2019 7:18:00 AM
Arturo you have written well and you have shown perfectly well that the insight of an aged fellow is not tied down in weakness of the body. Congratulations on your POTD.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:03:00 AM
Okonkwo, you read it...it's a Natural Cycle...man in nature...with an element of Star...Thanks my friend
Date: 4/3/2019 7:14:00 AM
There’s no substitute for experience Arturo, congratulations for POTD honors, well done...
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:05:00 AM
No there isn't any substitutes at all...Thanks Charlie
Date: 4/3/2019 7:13:00 AM
Back with congrats on poem of the day, Arturo.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:06:00 AM
Bows Master Muse...Thanks on his behalf...All the best Vijay
Date: 4/3/2019 7:04:00 AM
Time leaves us with silver locks..Congrats on POTD Arturo..
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:08:00 AM
Without out a doubt change is what it's all about... Thanks Joseph
Date: 4/3/2019 6:54:00 AM
Back with POTD Congratulations Arturo! Have a fabulous day! xomo
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:09:00 AM
I have a free one today...Thanks Maureen, very sweet of you...
Date: 4/3/2019 6:19:00 AM
I can relate to this so well and I guess you could say it is a bit comforting that there are others in the same boat. Congratulations on having this poem honored with POTD Arthur! : ) xxoo
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:16:00 AM
Whether in front or at the rear...yes, on the same boat...sailing the same sea...dreaming dreams....
Date: 4/3/2019 6:11:00 AM
Nicely written, Arturo, I'm right there with you, I can feel every word of this verse. Congrats on POTD. John
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:19:00 AM
It's Mister Muse not me...I'm shinning a little bit on top...but that my angelic crown....Thanks you John...All the best
Date: 4/3/2019 4:07:00 AM
- Congratulations on p.o.t.d. !!! :) -
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/3/2019 8:20:00 AM
Gracias Sunshine Smile
Date: 4/2/2019 4:46:00 PM
I can relate my friend. I suppose the years could have been worse in my case but I still at age 65 now see and feel not a day older than 90! Yet poetry and new dawns give me hope that blessings still come and life is still sweet.. A great poem, a fav my friend..
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Arturo Michael
Date: 4/2/2019 6:23:00 PM
Gracias Roberto...You are really dedicated...I admire that...Keep on keeping on...
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