Saturday, March 2, 2013

02 - 2013

My Being Over Seventy


The joys of being over seventy are plentiful

a Forgetful memory is a boon at times
for I can claim to have done what 
I might have done or even did not.

the Hearing is another one won no need
to obey every request - formal or not
I can go on my way in merry innocence.

lack of Strength is another I can use
if an item has to be lifted or moved, then 
to every end I shall abuse.

None of the above is actually true
other than the first line.

My appreciations are simple: a fondness
of Beauty naked or clothed, 
Luscious lips
on which to give a fond kiss, 

Full moons
when I pretend to be demented and get 
away with naughty things. 

finally a Glass of fruity brandy because it makes
me R . . . y!



© MRL 02 - 03 - 13

15 comments:

  1. What a delightful poem. Congratulations, dear sir.

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  2. I LIKE IT VERY MUCH. GIVES ME HOPE, MEL! AND MADE ME LAUGH!

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    1. Thank you Kim.
      I was smiling as I wrote it and there wasn't even a full moon

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  3. TRISTRAM in ONT, CANADA WRITES:

    ah yes with the warmth of soul our poet writes
    ah yes to draw the smiles of folks and Knights

    being past the 70 ; tis writ upon the glow of twilight
    and on the rosey skies of beaking Dawn .....
    As from the very mysts of time ; the ancient Druids
    Do come within our sight to speak of wisdom , ever bright

    Then you , fine poetry do pen
    You are warmly bid
    Do for all and write again......

    With merry thanks we're on our way..
    And Bright Blessings to M ; we pray

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  4. Wonderful Mel, you old devil!!!!!

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    1. Sh'hhh Rita they will all be wondering what you know that they don't :)

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  5. Not sure that went through, but I couldn't agree with you more hehehe!

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  6. ANNE-MARIE MURPHY wrote:

    I love your latest poem, it so embodies all the rascally element of you and as I read it I can see the twinkle in your eye and that grin you have the is yours and yours alone
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    I don't know what it is about blogs and my inability to be allowed to comment on them when I try accessing from the iPad, but they always block me.

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    1. I really don't know what you mean about the twinkle in my eye

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  7. Ohh, we use the moon even in our youth as excuse! ;-)

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    1. Oh String I cannot believe that you would ever dream of making an excuse :)

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  8. wonderful! loved this. :<) every day is a gift.

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    1. I truly enjoy my age and hope that you live in similar vein :)

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