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Jerry Behr Number 2

(3/2/1951 / Netherlands)

An Amazing Thing The Mind


Getting old is something we cannot stop
even though we hate the living crap of it.
Strands of grey hair start to emerge slowly
turning white, bones start to creak and groan.
We are not able to run around in life as we used to
and we walk so slowly with a walking stick.
An amazing thing is, if one can hold onto
their faculties the mind can still work even if
the whole body is wrinkly and groaning.
The mind still ticks, with all sorts of ideas.
This ticking keeps our spirits up even though
other things like sex is waning or completely dead.
Then there is another thing, we can’t stay up
to all hours of the night we have to retire to bed
because we are so dog tired at 10 o’clock.
However, the mind still ticks and ticks
ticks and even if we are lame or infirmed
we can still write poetry.©
Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011

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  • Romeo Della Valle (3/10/2012 7:46:00 PM)

    Definitely this a very deep and powerful write that deserves 100+++ Your poetic talent and deep thinking are clearly shown in this well crafted and poignant write! Thank you for sharing! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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