I AM OLDER THAN THE HILLS, WITH NO DREAMS LEFT TO CHASE. JUST WANTED TO TALK TO SOMEONE WHO FELT LIKE ME. I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, ATTENDED SOME COLLEGE, I WORKED AS A REAL ESTATE BROKER UNTIL I LOST MY HEARING. I AM NOW COMPLETELY DEAF. I HAVE A COCHLEAR IMPLANT, DONE IN 1993 WITH SEVERAL UPDATES AND GET ALONG FINE WITH THIS AND READING LIPS. I AM SO GLAD THAT I FOUND THIS SITE, FOR THERE ARE THINGS I CANNOT DO. I HAVE HEP.C FROM BAD BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS IN THE EIGHTIES, BEFORE THEY TESTED FOR HEPATITIS. CONFIRMED 4 YRS AGO, BUT I AM DOING GREAT. SOMETIMES I GET DEPRESSED ABOUT MY LIMITATIONS BUT I CAN DO MOST THINGS. I READ A LOT, I CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC AGAIN AND TALK ON A CELL PHONE.
SCIENCE HAS COME A LONG WAY AND IT SEEMS I HAVE TOO. I THANK EACH AND EVERYONE FOR ANY COMMENTS TO MY POEMS. SOME WERE WRITTEN IN 1958 AND SOME NOW. SEE IF YOU CAN PICK THEM OUT. I HAVE TWIN DAUGHTERS, WILL BE 43 THIS YEAR AND 2 STEPSONS IN THEIR 40'S.
MARRIED 29 YRS THIS TIME TO A WONDERFUL MAN. HE IS WONDERFULLY ENCOURAGING. I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.
THANKS AGAIN. PUBLISHED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY AND JMW PUBLISHING.KEEP WRITING, IT IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO GET RID OF PAST EMOTIONS AND MISTAKES. JO
Depression hurts when you grow old
And life has passed you by
No more dreams to think about
Or even wishes to come true
Goodbye old friend, its hard to know your're gone
Its hard to say good bye and know I'll never see you again
Never laugh and have fun
And dream our dreams of life
Life is cold, bitter without the dreams of youth
No more goals to pursue, no new road to travel down
Or a different path to follow
Or walk to a different drummer
Fog on the mountain, no sunshine in the valley
All seems down here when I am
Wishing for things that have all come and gone
As age seems to be speeding up