Old Age and Memory Loss - Can Anyone Help

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by Missie, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. About this time last year a poem did the rounds on email about not being afraid of getting old and reflecting on life's experiences etc.... Anyone got any ideas what it was and where I might find it ...
  2. Yes it can be found in ............ ermmmmmm, hang on .......

    What was it you wanted again?

  3. Ye thou who be getting old
    Do not give up now, or stress
    For ye are the one who will die alone
    In a puddle of your own mess

    Dont wonder much on times gone by
    Or ponder what you did
    The folks you leave behind wont care
    When they tighten down the lid

    The young ones do not care a jot
    their just glad that you have gone
    You stunk of pi55 and bothered them
    who cares what you had done?

    You may have won a medal once
    or a gong for gallantry
    but they dont care about your age
    Or your chivalry

    So make the most of what you have
    and enjoy it while it lasts
    its gone before you know it, and
    it will stay there in the past

    We all have had our moment
    we do what we see fit
    but when we go it counts for nowt
    your just some old whinging git

    Now your dead and buried
    Rotting in the ground
    your nothing more than worm food
    underneath your soily mound

    So think on this before you go
    to the place up in the sky
    it matters not what you did in life
    it was all just one big lie

    Hope this helps ;)
  4. Hi Gren

    Nice poem but this was not it. It was more modern, about a woman reflecting on life, looking in the mirror and seeing her mom, it had lines in it like "if I choose to be on the computer all night and sleep all day" then thats OK and seeing young people playing in the surf and being nostalgic about her youth.... A friend has asked me to resend it to her but I have changed mail and lost the original.
  5. Eh, what? Where are we? Oh. WTF are you all doing in my bedroom?
  6. Not a poem but........

    The purple hat
    Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
    Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
    Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)
    Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.
    Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
    Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
    Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
    Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
    Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
    Age 80: Doesn't bother to look.
    Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
  7. go to sleep!