Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

~60~


It doesn't seem like it...
But I'll be 60 soon!
Sixty years
Of some heartbreak,
And many cheers...
To excite me with many passed moons!

Oh yes...
And friends of mine,
Who know I've spent years at '49'
Appear to show they are upset
With those who guess I'm '39'.

Although they wont say
They wish they had a youthful glow,
To display...
They grunt from sore joints
Doing their exercises each day!

Getting older for some...
Makes them want to sit down and cry!
Not me!
Not today!
Not as long as I can pass,
For a young and 'stunning'...
Goodlooking '55'!

Honest...I'm serious!

And I'm so glad no one's around to watch...
How I get 'this' Frankenstein to come alive,
With every limb cracking without a stop!
Especially early in the morning,
When I myself want to run and hide!
But I thank God each day...
Even if I have to hop from side to side!

Submitted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Edited: Saturday, September 18, 2010

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  • Ruby Root (9/25/2006 9:09:00 AM)

    Fun Poem Lawrence, I really liked it. I think excerise keeps people young Lawrence. It really helps. Plus it is a natural high. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

  • Foster Blaine (9/21/2006 7:39:00 PM)

    Best to put a positive spin on everything you can. Sixty years gone by in the wink of eye, as long as you can look back and smile- that's all that matters. Keep living. (Report) Reply

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