I'm Not Old (A Poem)

@zebra2222 (4897)
United States
June 1, 2016 12:05am CST
I'm not old Or so I've been told. Oh sure, my back constantly aches. And my knees, they have the shakes. My hair is very gray, And I use Ben Gay. Bingo is my game. Okay, it sounds so lame. But I'm not old at all. Just please, I don't wish to fall. And I have difficulty catching a ball. Oops, I almost walked into a wall. But I repeat. Take your seat. I'm not old! I'm not ready to fold. Tomorrow, I'm going to sky dive. I'll be home by a quarter to five If I make it home alive. Goodbye!
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• New Delhi, India
1 Jun 16
Wow what a positive description of old age
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
@ModernDayWriter, Very vivid.
• New Delhi, India
1 Jun 16
@cacay1 you are still applying for your visa or not?
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
@ModernDayWriter , Applied already and still waiting for the result, too long to wait.They let me re apply right away so I went to the panel doctors in Davao for 3 days sputum culture tests , repeat xray and ECG 3 weeks ago.
@nomus24g (16053)
• India
1 Jun 16
Good one :)
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
@@nonus24g, Yes true, great poem, realistic and fantastic.
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@rebelann (31030)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jun 16
that reminds me of me, always in denial and tryin to do more than I can handle then I ache for months as the work load around here mounts up ..... it'll be a few months to get back in shape then I can tackle all those chores I couldn't do
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Out of shape. Out of mind. But boy it increases your behind.
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@rebelann (31030)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jun 16
And not just my back side @zebra2222 it's also padding my belly, dang it.
@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
Very nice poem full of realities of life, very impressive.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Yes, I'm feeling another reality moment coming on.
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Jun 16
@nanette64 (13126)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Jun 16
Outstanding poem @zebra2222 and you are right on the mark.
• India
1 Jun 16
Wow You sure have a way with words.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Thanks. I still have words to keep me going.
@crossbones27 (14883)
• Redlands, California
1 Jun 16
I like your humor in this one.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Thanks. Sometimes my humor works well.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
You're only as old as you think you are. President Bush (senior) skydived on his 90th birthday.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
2 Jun 16
I think that I'm getting older by the minute.