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Time Passes

A promise is kept, a heart is broken...

He loved her enough to let her go, and she loved him enough to come back. Each year, true to her word, she returned to the sea. Although she was grown, he still cautioned against the forces of evil. When she found true love, he accepted him. And when...

There was a time I thought that I would live forever Nothing was out of reach The horizon held my hopes and dreams I relished every endeavor.   There was a time The wind trailed through my lion’s mane My roar loud and fierce A bounce in my every step...

verbal 2 years ago

Growing Old

They’d grow into old age together, all of them, the dead and the living.

The girls had been getting along pretty well together in El’s room, El playing teacher, Em playing student (they always played the same roles without variance), but then Em had turned rebellious on her teacher and was threatening to not do her assign...

Fading 7 years ago

I Don't Wanna

he just doesn't wanna

I don't wanna go to bed I'm playing the Sims 3 I don't wanna go to bed I'd rather attack a tree. I don't wanna go to school. I'll have to sit and listen! I don't wanna go to school. I'd rather go be christened.I don't wanna do my homework. Why can't...

rolandlytle 8 years ago

My Thoughts - Mortality and Death

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its students.” Hector Berlioz

I have been encouraged by friends to write this. Some friends said it would be good for me and some said it might help others that are in similar circumstances. I’m not sure about either reason, but these are smart people and I trust them. I hope thi...

Sisyphus 9 years ago

Growing Younger

thoughts on getting younger and not older

How can I be my age when in my heart I’m forty and not the man in the mirror with wrinkled skin, white hair growing thin, eyes not as blue as I remember them. How can this be? Why this alarm to realize there’s two of me— the man out there that peo...

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rantingsenior 9 years ago

How to Feel Younger without Exercising or Dieting

Slightly mean-spirited but proven techniques for people from forty thru eighty-nine!

Want to feel ten years younger? If you’re between forty and eighty-nine years old you can; just use the techniques that follow. (If you’re ninety or older these techniques will not work. Nothing will. Just try not to embarrass everyone by printing th...

HulyaY 9 years ago

Evasion

Late love unreturned

the day fades anewhigh moments and banalities recedeevening hours set inthat familiar sharp pain againsadness rulessimple and intense:I adore you,miss you,want youyet you distance,stay away,detach,evadecommitment?I...merely covet your breathnext to m...

rantingsenior 9 years ago

To The Aging Love of My Life

The manifestations of love transform with old age, but are just as beautiful.

When we first met your perfect skin felt smooth to my slow touch. I know now that was one small reason why I loved so much. When we first kissed your long black tresses almost touched the ground. Another small joy making you so nice to be around. Whe...

Sisyphus 9 years ago

Good Wine and Poetry

Aging like good wine and making poetry

They say that wine is best when it has aged, but who are they to say that? What do they know, these experts, about age? What about the grapes, the vines, the sun, the soil, the misty mornings, the eyes that watched the ripening, the fingers that pl...

rantingsenior 9 years ago

Passion: Young vs. Senior

Alas, it may be sad but age does matter.

Younger couples twist and turn to try exotic positions. Senior couples try but then wind up at their physicians. Soft young kisses in the morning lead to passionate shrieking. Seniors’ kiss when they wake-up to celebrate no leaking. Visions of a youn...

Sherzahd 9 years ago

A Pill And A Prayer

Embracing the downward spiral with grace

Alarm buzzes without warningThere must be some mistake, I hit the snooze buttonIt’s too soon to be daybreak.Yes, morning has brokenSo I raise my weary head. Mumble a hasty prayerBefore I stumble out of bed.Wrapped in a toweling robeOn achy legs I shu...