Old Age and Memory Loss - Can Anyone Help

#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
Missie said:
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 ...
Yes it can be found in ............ ermmmmmm, hang on .......




What was it you wanted again?
 
#3
Missie said:
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 ...

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
eodmatt said:
Eh, what? Where are we? Oh. WTF are you all doing in my bedroom?
go to sleep!
 

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