Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules: will be giving away gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in. has the right to cancel or edit this contest. has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)


Get back!
Get back I say!
Get back.
How dare you sneak up on me like this?

Get back!
Get back I say!
Get back.
How dare you?
How dare you?
How dare you?
Get back!

'Grandpa? '

And will you stop calling me that!
I do not have children.
OR grandchildren.
And IF I did...
They will show me much more respect,
Than you have.
'God, thatnk You for saving me,
From a lifetime spent in prison.'

'You funny as hell,
Got you a little sumthin sumthin.'

How dare you come in here with that?

I thought you were cool with it?
You're the one who said you had no problem.
Age aint nuthin but a number.
ESPECIALLY when that store clerk,
Thought you were 59.
And you know I'm teasing you.
Why so serious?
Feeling a little...
OLD? '

A little.

'Can't make up your own mind!
I hope like hell that doesn't happen to me! '

And don't be coming in disturbing me,
With that filthy mouth!
Why did it have to creep upon me so soon?
I wasn't paying attention.
I consented to 62!
And that was cool with me.
But 63 is gon' be wild!
I can tell that already!

'You'll be fine.
You should feel blessed.
So many folks can not say they will be 63!
SIXTY THREE years old.
What a blessing! '

Yeah, right!
So many folks ain't here to say nuthin'.

I guess you're right.
But all those candles on that cake,
Heat the whole room!
Why you do this to me?

Get back!
Get back I say!
Get back.
How dare you sneak up on me like this?

He's acting now!
Let me say this to you.
He's loving the attention!
Before this surprise,
He was quite serious!
He 'still' thinks he's in...
In his 40's.'

Pure BS!
That's all that is.
Don't pay that no mind t'all!
I most certainly do not!

And who is this you talking to?
They don't need to know my business!
And who invited them in here to snoop,
In the first place?
Ya'll don't need to hear this.
Now scoot!

Where's the scaddle?
LOL're getting... up there! '

Submitted: Sunday, November 01, 2009
Edited: Thursday, November 05, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (~63~ by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. The Last Word, Tom Sleigh
  2. She walks, Nassy Fesharaki
  3. Novel, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. These Hands, Mitta Xinindlu
  5. The Animals in the Zoo Don't Seem Worried, Tom Sleigh
  6. The Advance, Tom Sleigh
  7. A March By A Stage, Agboyi Felix
  8. Stranding, Tom Sleigh
  9. Son, You Always Had A Dad, Dexsta Ray
  10. Song That Can Only Be Sung Once, Tom Sleigh

Poem of the Day

poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
In a softer bed than the soft white snow's is,
Under the roses I hid my heart.
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]