Treasure Island

Adryan Rotica


Aging Gracefully


If age is a state of mind-
my mind
is in a terrible state

Submitted: Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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  • Con Nie (4/15/2006 3:50:00 PM)

    Good one. Shows the frustration of aging divinely. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (12/8/2005 4:29:00 PM)

    This is wonderful, Adrienne! You've just described me, too!
    How hysterical!
    Hugs to you,
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Afaq Qureshi (11/8/2005 2:46:00 AM)

    Its so rare to find someone saying what so many people has always wanted to say but somehow couldnt manage it. Avoidance is one possible explanation and fear of ageing of course compounds the expression. But Ms. Barnathan has excelled and in purely artistic forms have given the perfect account of a natural process with blend of personality to the form.
    Warm regards,
    A.A.Q. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (10/10/2005 3:20:00 PM)

    You could get in a real state over it couldn't you! Try going to relaxation classes! Sincerely Ernestine Northover (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (6/23/2005 2:12:00 PM)

    These lines are clever, Adrienne. Just remember that age is only a number (along with a few aches and pains!)

    Raynette (Report) Reply

  • Michael Shepherd (2/9/2005 6:03:00 AM)

    hey girl yo dissin yo? When two of the brightest poetesses (why does that word give me the creeps, as if Edith Sitwell all in black were creeping up on me?) on this site, of a certain uncertain age, deny their poetic calling, which is to grow old gracefully, gratefully, wisely, and poetically... you young things worry too much.
    State of mind is age. Now that's creepy...but remediable. Trust me, I'm a journalist... (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (2/8/2005 7:36:00 PM)

    Adrienne, this is delightful! You've captured exactly how I feel about aging.
    Warm regards,
    CJ (Report) Reply

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