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Old guys don’t look cool in jeans with frayed fabric and faded seams So I’ve developed my own unique style with colourful clothing accessorized with a smile For this old guy a stylish cap is my choice I have a twinkle in my eye and a kind gentle voice It’s true I don’t wear a younger man’s clothes It would make me look silly and I’m not one to pose So no fashion from Paris Italy or France But if you play me some music I’ll ask you to dance So even though Old Guys don’t look cool in jeans We’re cool in our own way still living our dreams Wrinkles and twinkles A smile and a wink Colourful clothes with a cap happy to join you for a drink.

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Date: 9/9/2021 7:28:00 PM
Oh how cute. My husband has long curly hair, very young acting, young-looking. Your poem in so many ways describes him at 64. He recently bought a pair of jeans with the rips in them. I don't have the heart to tell him he is a little too mature for them. A former disc jockey he loves to dance, although may quietly wince as his shoulder begins to pinch. We both agree he can wear a baseball cap quite well over that long curly hair :) your poem gave me a chuckle.
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Date: 10/4/2021 6:17:00 AM
This comment makes my day.
Date: 4/18/2021 9:34:00 AM
You seem pretty cool in my book. Authenticity is what’s hip, not the attire ;) Does kind of remind me of a person I used to know (before he passed away). An older guy that always wore tie-die shirts and a fedora. Collected Star Wars paraphernalia and had a taste for painting and every imaginable kind of movie. A little quirky in appearance, but his genuineness always shone through.
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Date: 10/4/2021 6:18:00 AM
I love this response Timothy.
Date: 2/14/2021 3:35:00 PM
not old ..wise & looking at the world in a boarder more sensible way under your cap.
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Date: 2/1/2021 9:43:00 AM
Great write. Old in age but young at heart. Those who are young at heart never age and are favourite of grandchildren.
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Date: 1/31/2021 11:43:00 AM
"Accessorized with a smile" --- I love it. A smile and kindness are what make a person irresistibly attractive. I enjoyed the playful feel of your poem.
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Date: 1/12/2021 9:27:00 PM
"I have a twinkle in my eye and a kind gentle voice, if you play me some music I’ll ask you to dance" This made me smile. :) Your entire poem is wonderful. Thank you for being true to who you are. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 1/4/2021 11:00:00 AM
Hi Richard, It was such a delight to read this poem today. I bet you great in your attire, ready to get on the dance floor. Happy New Year:-) Alexis
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Date: 1/4/2021 5:55:00 AM
A bit short on time so will visit you all instead of commenting individually here. Thanks for the visits.
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Date: 1/3/2021 7:34:00 PM
Man in black suit my style, Richard..The poetry say much about growing old, yet my jeans still hang in the wardrobe, would fit my son and his son..And yes no matter where in the world i live, i still wear my cloth cap being a Yorkshireman. As always love to read your poems which are always thought provoking, and very interesting. All the best for 2021.
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Date: 1/3/2021 12:42:00 PM
You sound like a cool guy in colorful clothes :)
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Date: 1/3/2021 3:33:00 AM
Dont wear a younger man's clothes---SO ENJOYABLE !
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Date: 1/2/2021 11:17:00 AM
A jolly write Richard - the same goes for women, some try to dress like their daughters and wow - how awful. My husband likes caps also. He has a special one for braaing (barbecuing) at night as it has a hidden light in the peak of his cap, he just loves that cap. I really enjoyed this poem. Keep safe, hugs and blessings. Jennifer.
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Date: 12/31/2020 7:50:00 AM
As in music, literature, visual arts, not to mention poetry, you can’t go wrong in fashion with classsics. I concur that wearing jeans with holes and the like, make me look like a down and out bum. From an even older geezer.
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Date: 12/30/2020 7:10:00 PM
If I were a gal, I'd be on the next plane to meet Mr. Fashionably Stylish -- and I wouldn't be wearing jeans! I love this write, Richard. A FAVE for me! ~ Sylishly Unstylish
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Date: 12/30/2020 3:02:00 PM
G’day Richard … don’t throw out clothes that you wore in the sixties. The wheel keeps turning, however, the young’uns will tell you ‘dress for your age Mate’ - very much enjoyed Richard - Lindsay
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Date: 12/30/2020 5:31:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay, this one popped in my head a few days ago and I finally wrote it down.
Date: 12/30/2020 1:23:00 PM
Nothing wrong with growing old gracefully, we can still enjoy life and with it comes wisdom. Happy New year Richard. Tom
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Date: 12/30/2020 1:59:00 PM
Thanks Tom, to you as well.
Date: 12/30/2020 11:45:00 AM
I like this...really cool..."Old Guys don’t look cool in jeans" great idea...and you danced right through it...Well done. Best of the best to you in 2021.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/30/2020 12:10:00 PM
Much appreciated Arturo. Blessings Rick.
Date: 12/30/2020 11:11:00 AM
well, I like old guys in weather-torn denims...they go leg in leg! but skinny jeans are an entirely different story lol...meanwhile, when you say a patterned cap, I am picturing clownish outfits I've seen golfers wear! But I agree with the last stanza...be wearing my colors for a twinkly drink! Happy 2021! :)
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Date: 12/30/2020 12:10:00 PM
Love your comment. Thanks Susan.
Date: 12/30/2020 10:13:00 AM
Charmed! Delightful ink! Cheers Richard, Happy New Year! xomo
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Date: 12/30/2020 12:09:00 PM
Thanks Maureen. Hugs Rick.
Date: 12/30/2020 10:01:00 AM
Love your accessories. Made me smile right back at you! Keep smiling, C
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Date: 12/30/2020 12:09:00 PM
Thanks C. ;0)
Date: 12/30/2020 7:23:00 AM
Hi Richard, The beauty of experience is we get to know what we like, what suits, not follow trends. I like the write. Look after yourself. Frances
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Date: 12/30/2020 12:08:00 PM
Thanks Frances. ;0)
Date: 12/30/2020 6:46:00 AM
A smile is the perfect accessory for any clothing, Richard. You are only as old as you feel and you certainly seem young to an old lady like me. Beautiful poem! Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 12/30/2020 6:52:00 AM
Thanks Carol, you don’t look old to me. Hugs Rick.