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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The only thing worse than getting old is NOT getting old




Sometimes I feel

That I’ve outlived my usefulness 

I’m definitely past my prime

Sometimes I think 

All I have left to offer

Are ideas and experience 

Sometimes I think 

I’m running out of time

When my friends 

Try to protect me

From  lifting a finger 

Or God forbid

From lending a helping hand 

I harken back to a time 

When I was the one

Who was bulletproof 

Now I’m a stranger

In a foreign land

Maybe I shouldn’t worry about it

Just suck it up

And enjoy the ride

It’s all for the best

I know this to be true

But there is no more bitter pill

To swallow

Than a working man’s pride

So let the young bucks

Learn from my lesson

Someday this will happen to you

Aches and pains

Will arrive without justification

And someone else will decide 

What you can or cannot do



14 August 2020

Submitted: August 15, 2020

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