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Saturday 28 March 2009

Sunday Scribblings "Aging"

Written for Sunday Scribblings - "Aging" prompt:


you’re only as old

as you think you are

I think I’m getting

younger every year

therefore you’ll soon be

catching up with me

twenty years ago

you thought I was old

I was twenty-nine

and you were nineteen

now you’re thirty-nine

and I’m just nineteen

you’re ten years older

than I’ll ever be

you see you’re only

as old as you think


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  1. Sometimes it feels like time is going backwards, and I think the poem works well to describe that feeling.

  2. ahh..it is an art...your words, I mean.

    very nice.


  3. I like this. Especially the last line.

  4. :) sweetalkingguy you talk love.
    do chk out my prompt
    at http://eternitycallsus.blogspot.com/2009/03/rosy-surprise.html

  5. I am still 21 ......its just that I have plenty of years of experience!

  6. That should work for quite a while, yet. Good thinking...

  7. A vitally important message in there.

  8. My husband also takes years off to calculate his mother's birthday. She just turned 13 (or is it 87)? And he is perpetually 14. A nice little poem, whimsical and fun to read.

  9. Age is just a number that society dictates, in my eyes.
    In regards to the 'silent' verses 'silence', as I told the other chap: 'silent a hush' meaning to make a hush silent, 'silence a hush' would be like telling the hush off! Silence seems more formal to me and I am the crazy girl in the Poem, see? So if it doesn't make complete sense of the English language, good! No really 'silent' is to me to put a stop to, not 'silence' being the absence of such. Am I making sense now?
    Thanks for your comment though. Much appreciated, you.

  10. Let's see. 19 + 10 = err, 29. And 39 - 19 = let's see, oh forget it! I think you are older than you think you are!

  11. I like being my age. Well, most of the time. I certainly have no desire to go back in time. But that's me!

  12. What a delightful concept. Well done!

  13. Clever! My old brain almost had it figured out...lol. :~)

  14. This is exactly how I feel with my daughters!

    And I am quite sure the way they feel about me, constantly telling me I need to grow up!

    Nice one!

  15. Fun poem.
    I like the way you think and I must agree ;-)

  16. Rhythmic.I come across something innovative everytime I visit u.I do have a different type of poem on my blog after a long time.Pls do drop by.

  17. That made my head spin! LOL!

    I think I might be heading towards being an ageing adolescent!

  18. Wonderful--I love this poetic interpretation of the topic!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  19. lovely and whimsical. reminds me of the movie - the curious case of benjamin button. if only we could all age backwards, once we cross 30 that is. or 40. or 50.


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