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Ripe Old Age Poems

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last goodbye

We sit silently in the crematorium

You are in a box, a large spray of white lilies placed on top

I hold my breath for to say goodbye is too much

How will I cope with such a loss?

I reason with my self,...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, death, father,
Form: I do not know?



Terry and Sage
There was a man,
Who lived in wales,
Lived a boring life,
And worked in sales.

He went to the pub,
Almost every day,
At night he came home,
On the sofa, he’d lay.

Chippy every Friday,
He’d have for his teas 
Chips and gravy,
And a tub full of...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, beautiful, cute love, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life is a merry go round
lying in the stroller waiting for a push
then we go round the mulberry bush
saddling up the rocking horse
getting our jeans all dirty of course!
day one on the bus going to school
Provokingly they may slap me the rule
making the grade to...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, life, remember,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Queen


Send her victorious, happy and glorious
Long may she reign over us, she sure took that serious
Must be close to a century
And she ain't done yet evidently
If I live to her ripe old age, I'll be delirious




...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, devotion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Welsh Rabbit Stew
Two fair lassies, Mary Lou and Betty Sue  
Took a stroll in the woods of Honolu
Got lost, of course; they had no clue
When -- oops! -- they bumped into
  Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too 

Wouldn't you know...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, fairy, fantasy, food, love, marriage,
Form: Light Verse



Grandma you are gone
Grandma you are gone
As you died in your sleep
At the ripe old age of ninety-six
You were always so healthy
Except at the end
You helped my mom raise me
To me you were like a mom
You were never lazy
And worked so hard as...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, abuse, angel, angst, beautiful, bereavement, depression, destiny,
Form: Free verse
Sue
There was a big bad girl whose name was Sue.
Her flat flat feet were very ugly and big, too.
When she walked the ground nearly shook
And folks all around would stop and look
There was a big bad girl whose name was...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, anti bullying, change, emotions, girl, happiness, life,
Form: Narrative
Let Her RIP
She lived the kind of life she always wanted to 
like a lion out of cage fierce and always good 
full of laughter, she was an arrow built straight   
and like the ocean she poured out salty water...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, mom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Dedication To He That This Old Poet Truly Admires
A Dedication To He That This Old Poet Truly Admires

Hardened was his sad heart when a mere lad-
 Never a kind word, all seemed very bad-
Born a true and strong athlete to behold
 Into slavery and dark he was sold,
Emerged...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, appreciation, best friend, dedication, friendship, how i
Form: Rhyme
Old Age
________________________________________________

Tomorrow is a birthday of the gravest consequence...
Proclivity denied in me the ancient, awful truth
but I now see quite clearly from the Crone's side of the fence,
the aperture slam shut upon the saga of my youth

I feel the marrow turn...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, age, birthday, death, goodbye, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A LENGTH OF ROPE


Remembering way back
When I was younger
And enjoyed playing the game

Went out with my share of beaus
More than my share some would say

Foolish and naïve yes
But I always kept an ace up by sleeve

I always gave the guy a chance
In the...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, appreciation, integrity, marriage, relationship, true love, trust,
Form: Free verse
The Old Man
The  old man of my locality ,
(He had no issue )
sometimes I remember him
for, to me his life is still astonishing.

He was famous  in our locality
and neighboring villages 
for his vast knowledge
of  the native Pantheon,
evil spirits and...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, memory,
Form: Free verse
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Dreamland
I could see, feel, and hear it.  The fragrance was of an arresting aroma.                         ...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, bible, destiny, dream, faith, god,
Form: Narrative
Peace on Earth
Think back of little boys and girls
Tiny faces, lots of curls
Growing strong and smarter too
Throughout the years whoever knew,
They’d join the ranks as women and men
With guns in hand to free our land,
We sit and wait and watch and hope
Say...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, people, world,
Form: Verse
Tired And Weary
At a Ripe Old Age tired and weary,
You slipped into that relaxed mode;
Your bones and joints having waxed and waned,
No longer performed as in yesterday.

Muscles, tissues, ligaments and cells 
Floundered and slowly chug like a choo choo
Train, to a halt...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, blessing, christian, courage, encouraging, inspiration, prayer,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member HOW COULD IT BE
How could Mom know what it was like to grow up in a family of six kids
She was an only child until she got her much awaited baby brother
Then her maternal instincts kicked in at the ripe old age of...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, children, family, forgiveness, growing up, introspection, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Queen


Send her victorious, happy and glorious
Long may she reign over us, she sure took that serious
She's close to a century
She ain't done yet evidently
If I live to her ripe old age, I'll be delirious




...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, london,
Form: Limerick
A Lone Wolf in My Office
He walked into my office, business in hand,
In denim baggy overalls, a plaid shirt, white painters cap, 
and grandpa's old white leather orthopedic shoes.
If I ever get to the ripe old age of 88,
I want to be this lone wolf...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, appreciation, business, endurance, image, mentor, power, wisdom,
Form: Prose
Premium Member My Hero Dad


My Dad at the ripe old age of sixty-one
Rode a one gear bike farther than most have done
Proving at his age, though retired
Could ride over seven hundred miles
Needless to say, a hero of mine and everyone

(Montreal to Toronto and back)




...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, dad,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Senior's Driver's Licence


To renew my driver's licence at this ripe old age
Need some distractions, “Hey look at the fuel gauge!”
“Almost outta gas!!!
Did you see that ass?
How's the wife and kids? Have you ever been raped”???




...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, car,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member IN Loving Memory of Casey the Cat
Casey the Cat
April 15, 1991 - April 30, 2009

Casey had to be put down today
He was suffering in all kinds of ways
The tumor had grown and intangled
his intestines even going into his chest

His suffering had to end
He lived to the...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, animal, cat, death, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Grandma's Old Oak Tree
Grandma’s Old Oak tree

No backyard trees do I remember,
Tho cottonwood and mulberries lined street and walk,
So for this purpose one I’ll adopt one from
Grandma’s backyard for this poem’s talk.

A round old oak, too big to hug, sprawled o’er her big...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, nostalgia, tree,
Form: Light Verse
The Dash of Life
            The Dash of Life

      Between the time of birth and death,
      There's a tiny dash - so small.
...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, christian,
Form: Rhyme
Ripe Old Age
We will all live
to a ripe old age.

If not here,
then probably
over there.

If not over there,

then defiantly
someplace else.

The mind is
everywhere
at once.

Experiences vary.

When I die in one place
the others simply
move on.

We will all live
to a ripe old age....Read More
Categories: ripe old age, beauty,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Envelope Song
Once upon a time
          there was an adolescent
                    who believed in heaven

So...Read More
Categories: ripe old age, happiness, inspirational, life,
Form: Free verse