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Affirmation

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To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
Even when we are young,
we glimpse it sometimes, and nod our heads
when a grandfather dies.
Then we row for years on the midsummer
pond, ignorant and content. But a marriage,
that began without harm, scatters
into debris on the shore,
and a friend from school drops

cold on a rocky strand.
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Mahtab Bangalee 26 November 2019

Let us stifle under mud at the pond's edge and affirm that it is fitting and delicious to lose everything. // beautiful writings comes something to affirm going something; goes something to affirm coming something

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Banamala Sen 16 September 2019

What an affirmation! " Let us stifle under mud at the pond's edge and affirm that it is fitting and delicious to lose everything." The title is so fitting, and the content so philosophical! Congratulations!

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Dr Antony Theodore 16 September 2019

New women come and go. All go. The pretty lover who announces that she is temporary is temporary. a very fine and interesting cogitation. tony

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Edward Kofi Louis 16 September 2019

Aging! ! ! ! ! Everybody knows it. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 September 2019

This is really a beautiful philosophical poem relating to life, old age and anxiety having haunting expression. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the POD.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 September 2019

The journey of life witnessing sudden departure of the loved ones and finally forcing us to affirm the ultimate reality. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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Anil Kumar Panda 16 September 2019

Old age and death is inevitable. One should remain prepared to face it. Very nice poem. Thanks for sharing.

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Uche Nwanze 16 September 2019

Old age is sweet and sour but it is inevitable. 'Affirmation captures the essence of old age, many dream about it, many dread the thought of it.

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 September 2019

To grow old is to lose everything// beautiful philosophy

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Prabhata Kumar Sahoo 02 July 2017

I got the picturisation of our aging process very clear.Yes, we are bound to it.

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