Craig Anderson

Rookie - 75 Points (21st February 1959 / Hereford England.)

Old Age Doesn'T Come Alone... Not At 53 - Poem by Craig Anderson

Where does it come from old age
I took my family grandchildren included
To the beach today only to find out
That people who are unfit are excluded
Not to say I didn't try to reach the beach
'Come on Grandad! ' shouted my boys
But grandad was too ill for the beach to reach
So sat on an old wooden bench and viewed from afar
The shenannigans of my daughter playing in the surf
Made me so envious to be young again.
But I'm only fifty three with a heart of ninety
So thus it must remain until the hospital sort my problems
Without good odds I have been informed
My passing may be sooner rather than later
But I'd rather a day of running on the beach and my heart burst
Than to have to hear my grandchildren shout once again
'Come on grandad last one there is a rotten egg! '

Comments about Old Age Doesn'T Come Alone... Not At 53 by Craig Anderson

  • Rookie - 20 Points Res John Burman (7/31/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    Oh that is so heartfelt Craig. Good poem but so sad the content. I'm rapidly approaching 70 and in much the same boat. Sorry your health is declining Craig. I wish you well.
    Best Regards ~ Res (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 145 Points Romeo Della Valle (7/26/2012 9:12:00 PM)

    Come on, Craig, you are still a spring chicken and should have the luxury to enjoy a beautiful day with your grand children, nothing to be ashamed off! I just turned 60 last month and I am still kicking hard without any blue pills! A very touching and well penned write! 10+++ Thank you for sharing my dear friend and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 26, 2012

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