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Be Choosy About Change!

Old is gold
and so's I'm told
Don't be in a hurry
to have all antiques sold
For this old adage
Todate water it holds.

Indeed the good old days
had some good old ways.

So I'd rather not exchange
old lamps for new
lest I suffer as in Aladdin's tale
and lose everything of value.

For if I lose my old lamps
I haven't a genie to restore my loss
Thus beware of modernism's shams
Don't let 'change' be your boss.

We should know what best be preserved
So olden values are granted the respect thus deserved.

For some 'olds' are such pure golds
that like gold they never fade nor catch moulds
Likewise some golden traditions are real treasures
that can't be left behind to the past generation
in exchange for surface new pleasures

For that would be soil, oops nooh, soul and culture erosion
Pray keep some olden golden customs from such corrosion!

Ah the old mores
they might seem such bores
but it's they who make
the best folklores!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 29, 2013


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  • Joe Breunig (3/20/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    An enjoyable piece; loved the concept of this poem; change, for the sake of change, is not always good; wisdom must always be applied in the daily decisions made; wonderfully conceived.

    -Joe Breunig,
    author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

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  • V P Mahur (2/16/2014 7:02:00 AM)

    You are quite right. modernism has given us some horrible things which we want to forget. Nice words!

  • Bri Edwards (2/9/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Todate water it holds...............to date?

    i wish my wife could take your advice and stop having parts of our house torn out and replaced with new! ! !
    the old was good enough for me! thanks for sharing. :) bri

  • Lee Mack (1/21/2014 8:18:00 AM)

    Good reading... poems that read like self informed can span bilingual gulfs
    with less or free syntax and personal relationships...

    Thanks
    Lee

  • Is It Poetry (7/26/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    All the gold
    ends up in the
    houses of the wise
    this you've told....iip

  • Simran Arora (7/6/2013 8:28:00 AM)

    Nice idea, nd rymg...likd your strtng of d poem...8-)

  • Yasmeen Khan (6/15/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    Old is really gold if it's the purest form of everything and some old may not be gold. You've penned the philosophy in a nice composition.

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/14/2013 1:48:00 AM)

    Some olden traditions r golden forever, old like gold n never fading.

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/14/2013 12:13:00 AM)

    Old is gold for certain period of time only and it has been override with new invention and ideas, but this poem is good and great to admire the old of recent days..

  • Hans Vr (6/13/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    Good issue, excellenlty addressed in this very well written poem.

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