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Where Did The Years Go

Remember years ago, when you were fit
Now you can't stand too long, before you have to sit
And all the times that you ran to catch your bus
Now it just passes by and you stand and cuss.

In the days gone by you'd eat like a horse
Now when you go out it's only one course
And much smaller bites when you do eat
Because your sweet tooth has cost you your teeth.

And the beautiful body you had as a young teen
Now when you go to the beach, you hope you're not seen
And tying your laces it's hard if your tall
You have to rise slowly because you might fall.

You go up to your bed feeling alright
Chances are you'll be up in the night
Having an accident is something you dread
So you put plastic sheets all over your bed.

And your eyes are not as good, as they used to be
So you have to wear glasses just so you can see
But it's not all gloom there is the odd perk
You can stay in bed later, because you don't have to work.

And you've been through life you're wiser too
When your family need advice they'll come to you
So burn the candle both ends, just have a ball
And enjoy your life until you get the call.  



Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/15/2018 11:24:00 AM
Tom, what an enjoyable read - you injected a lot of wonderful humour on this stage of life! At the same time, I hate to admit that I can identify with most of the sentiments here -LOL! Just an excellent write! Hugs and congratulations on your POTD! Pandita
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Date: 7/15/2018 1:49:00 PM
Thanks Pandita, glad you enjoyed it, no one enjoys getting on on years so we might as well have a laugh or two about it. Tom
Date: 6/21/2018 8:09:00 PM
and a very belated congrats on the POTD
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Date: 6/22/2018 1:30:00 AM
Thank you Andrea.
Date: 6/21/2018 8:08:00 PM
Your second best one I had not seen yet, but I see it garnered a POTD a while back. For me it's your best of the two. I really love this one. I am STARTING to relate to it more than I'd like to . haha. Excellent verse (I have written a few on old age too. it's a fun topic)
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Date: 6/22/2018 1:44:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, funny though how the years creep up on you and things you once did with ease take a bit more effort and when you get up in the morning you creak a bit more and it will happen to us all so we might as well treat it with a bit of humour. Tom
Date: 5/16/2018 2:23:00 PM
So bang on it hurts!!! Good one man!!! YEE HAW!
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Date: 5/16/2018 2:29:00 PM
Glad you liked it jack. Getting on in years sucks big time.
Date: 3/2/2018 8:57:00 AM
Hello Tom, I like the last verse of your poem. Some of us wear glassess early in life. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 3/2/2018 10:10:00 AM
Thank you Darlene, yes been wearing glasses a few years now , couldn't see without them.Have a good weekend. Tom
Date: 2/18/2018 2:41:00 PM
Just wondering... Was there ever a poem written about the happy days of old age? Doubt it! But this poem will make you smile through it all... :) Love it Tom!
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Date: 2/18/2018 3:23:00 PM
Thanks Deborah, I think it's important to keep our sense of humour as we get older, I think it helps when we try and do things we used to do with ease but now struggle a bit. Glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 2/11/2018 4:08:00 PM
Your poem was an absolute delight to read. :)
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Date: 2/11/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thank you Carol, these things might eventually catch up with us all, hopefully not too soon Regards Tom
Date: 2/7/2018 4:41:00 PM
I just love this write! Some of the things written I have experienced :)
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Date: 2/7/2018 6:57:00 PM
Thank you Valerie, I tried to create a picture of getting older in a lighthearted way, don't worry, you're not alone ,many of the things will affect us all eventually. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/4/2018 3:37:00 AM
The tooth of time becomes gums to chew with, but the hunger to write can still be voracious. I like your poem. Many wishes, Kai
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Date: 2/4/2018 3:48:00 AM
Thank you Kai, I'm pleased you liked it. Regards Tom
Date: 2/3/2018 3:47:00 AM
Tom, I couldn't let the day pass without letting you know what a great truism you have penned. Withe Lord's Blessing, I'll be 75 on St. Patrick's Day. I won a twist contest at age 17 and again at 67. I don't see that happening again in the foreseeable future. The alternative really isn't as bad as it may seem. I'll be singing bass with J.D. Sumner in the Heavenly Choir!! Thanks for such a great POTD.
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Date: 2/3/2018 4:11:00 AM
Thank you very much Curtis, I sometimes forget my age and still think I'm in my twenties, I suppose it's something we all do at times and worry about the aches after.And winning a twist comp at 67 is truly impressive and inspirational to us all. On St Patrick's day I'll raise a glass of Guinness to you on your 75th.I always try and keep the mind young and keep active I think it puts you in good stead for the future. Regards Tom
Date: 2/3/2018 12:19:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Tom, a life of true experience .
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:44:00 AM
Thank you Eve, We don't always get what we want as we get older, we just have to make the best of it. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 7:29:00 PM
Very Good Poem
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:29:00 AM
Thank you Sean, glad you enjoyed it. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 6:52:00 PM
A big CONGRATULATIONS Tom on your poem being a POTD. I definitely can relate to it, a poorly 73, but taking life as it comes. Best regards... Mick
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:24:00 AM
Thank you Mick, you may have a head start but we're all catching you up.And yes we have to take what is dealt out to us and make the best if it. Regards Tom
Date: 2/2/2018 5:17:00 PM
Enjoyed the poem, and at 86 I can relate. A man was asked if he wore shorts or briefs, his answer was 'depends'. Fortunately I don't have to depend on depends as yet. blessings,Vivien
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:22:00 AM
Thank you Vivien, I suppose 'depends' awaits us all over the horizon lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Regards Tom
Date: 2/2/2018 2:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your potd, Tom! Hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 2/2/2018 3:06:00 PM
Thank you very much Akkina, Glad you enjoyed it. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 12:18:00 PM
But there's no substitute for experience Tom, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Date: 2/2/2018 12:53:00 PM
Thank you Charlie, I agree, experience comes with age and hopefully great wisdom Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 12:04:00 PM
- Words of truth, Tom :) - (I have worked with "older" people in 35 years as a nurse ) - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/2/2018 12:12:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise, Sadly as we get older our bodies creak more than they used to but your minds still in its teens. Regards Tom
Date: 2/2/2018 11:28:00 AM
Hi Tom, There is much truth in this well written piece. Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/2/2018 11:37:00 AM
Thank you Alexis, sadly when you have older relatives it does give you a glimpse over the horizon. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 11:15:00 AM
Lovely poem Tom. Congrats on POTD
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Date: 2/2/2018 11:19:00 AM
Thank you Stephanie, pleased you enjoyed it. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 9:55:00 AM
Wiser, yes, wise enough to keep our mouths shut...LOL Wise enough to see our own past foolishness and forgive ourselves.... I'm right there with most of your lines. Congratulations!
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Date: 2/2/2018 10:06:00 AM
Haha Sunlite, love your comments and thank you. Regards Tom
Date: 2/2/2018 8:25:00 AM
Congrats on potd! A delicious read Tom, savoured! :) mo
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Date: 2/2/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thank you Maureen I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 7:43:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Tom; the one part about the plastic sheets made me chuckle….I would probably put those on my bed in the future and wear Depends lol! Great poem about getting older with all its downfalls but at least we do get wiser!~Che :)
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Date: 2/2/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thank you Cheryl, thankfully not at the plastic sheet stage yet but who knows what's over the horizon lol. But you're right wisdom does come with age. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 7:02:00 AM
Congrats on PODT, Tom. Your poem was an enjoyable read and made me smile.
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Date: 2/2/2018 7:21:00 AM
Thank you Agnes, My idea was to try and inject a bit of humour into issues that will probably affect many of us as we get on in years. Regards Tom.
Date: 2/2/2018 6:53:00 AM
Alas, Tom, it has been said "too soon old, too late wise"......But as I complained about "getting old" a gentlemen reminded me "It's a privilege not afforded to everyone". Congrats on POTD
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Date: 2/2/2018 7:18:00 AM
Thank you John, what wise words you were given and how true, I think we have all lost loved ones at a young age. Regards Tom
Date: 2/2/2018 6:47:00 AM
Perfect choice for POTD... Congratulations Tom..
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Date: 2/2/2018 7:08:00 AM
Thank you S.O. ,It's an issue that will.eventually come to us all. We have to accept what's thrown at us and make the best of it. Regards Tom.
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