Sunday, January 24, 2010

Growing Older

This is lovingly dedicated to all of my dear friends who are entering the "older generation" and who can relate to this poem!









Growing Older


I gaze at my bathroom mirror,
And looking back at me,
Are the telltale signs of wrinkles,
And gray hair, their company.

My knees ache when it’s rainy,
And I toss and turn at night,
And clothes that used to fit me,
Have become a little tight!

I may be a bit forgetful,
That’s what my children say,
But I don’t think it’s quite as bad,
As the stories they portray!

I can’t really howl in laughter,
Or my Depends will overflow,
Heck, that can even happen,
When I give my nose a blow!

I used to dance the night away,
But I can’t do that at all,
I’m lucky to manage one pirouette,
Without leaning on a wall.

I sag a bit and need a lift,
But I can’t afford those fees,
Plastic surgeons are overpriced,
Their ads are such a tease!

I’ll just fade into the sunset,
With my other older friends,
We’ll laugh and toast each other,
Until our lifelong journey ends.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2009 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.








27 comments:

  1. I love this verse, Carmen:

    "I’ll just fade into the sunset,
    With my other older friends,
    We’ll laugh and toast each other,
    Until our lifelong journey ends"

    At least we will have each other to laugh at the end..

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  2. I am very much nearer...

    but I shall continue to hike.

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  3. very touching
    excellent poem and with great pics

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  4. I can’t really howl in laughter,
    Or my Depends will overflow,
    Heck, that can even happen,
    When I give my nose a blow!

    Absolutely hilarious! You are too much. Maybe they'll have a depends dispenser at the Radisson :D

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  5. Margie: I never thought I'd see the day when I understood all that but it's here.

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  6. How true and you expressed how all us older ladies feel.....but you know I don't mind growing older as long as I can take care of myself and have the love of family and friends. I absolutely love this poem Carmen, so wish I had your talent......:-) Hugs

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  7. This is a lesson for us all to learn. What the heck!
    To hell with wrinkles and unfit sizes... I toast with you!

    ;)

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  8. But I can't look like that, I only feel about 10 on the inside.

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  9. I'm n the exact same path...

    Cheers to you!
    jj

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  10. Got it, very much so. Gravity is not my friend.
    Thanks for the grin,
    Kat

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  11. Icy Bc - I expect you to keep laughing with me -
    though I'm a lot older than you!

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  12. rainfield 61 - if I WOULD hike, I'd probably last a lot longer. I've got a treadmill right here in my bedroom and I need to get on that, for sure!

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  13. sm - glad you liked "Growing Older" - the pictures
    weren't mine, though, but borrowed from bing.com

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  14. Poetic Shutterbug - you're not yet into the Depends era so no problems for you! I promise to always be prepared, though, so you won't have to worry about sitting near me.

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  15. Margie and Edna - I can't believe all this pertains to me, either...but at least you have those hunks, the margiedales to ease the pain!

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  16. Bernie - we are an elite sorority, aren't we! I just want to my hands to start shaking - have to be able to get that eyeshadow on!

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  17. Dulce - we need some hot, sexy poetesses to remind us what life was all about!

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  18. Sharkbytes - you're probably in the best shape of anyone, with all that good exercise you get! Plus, your brain seems to get lots of exercise, as well!

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  19. I'm not part of that generation....but that was truly beautiful.

    At first, it was funny and made me laugh...but then it got deeper and more than funny...touching....it was like watching one of those comedy movies that make you cry at parts.... :)

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  20. Carmen this is one thing many of us don't take for granted and want badly.

    Love it, thank you.

    Renee xoxo

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  21. I'm SO grateful that I even get to Wake Up every morning!!Hahahaa
    hughugs

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  22. As long as you feel youthful and beautiful who needs all those surgeries and treatments?

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  23. I loved the poem so very much. I guess I don't mind getting older at all. I've let my hair turn gray and I don't mind the wrinkles. It speaks of life well lived and rich with experience.

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  24. Hello Carmen
    Would you be talking from experience then??
    Can relate to most of your lovely words but look I love the 'natures highlights' in my hair and as for the 'laughter lines. on the face they remind ome of all the sunny days I've enjoyed and all the fun I've had.
    Take care
    Cathy

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  25. Joanna Jenkins - so we're growing older together, my blogging friend...not so bad that way!

    Kat_RN - glad I could make you smile...I hear smile wrinkles aren't so bad!

    C - good that you got a laugh from my poem on aging, even if you are a youngster..but, one of these days, you'll get there!

    Renee - Cheers to you, dear friend, I hope that poem made you laugh!

    Donna - I know what you mean..every day I get out of bed is a good one!

    Ayie - I'd rather spend what little money remains on travel, not fattening a plastic surgeon's wallet!

    Mountain Woman - if your blog is any indication, you have a wonderful life. I don't imagine you envy anyone!

    Cathy - you sound like such a positive person and that keeps you young, anyway!

    magiceye - so glad you like this humor on aging...better to laugh than to cry, right?

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  26. Oh, you have cheered me up! Thank you.

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