Union State Poems: 100 / 500

Aging Gracefully

Rating: 3.8

If age is a state of mind-
my mind
is in a terrible state

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Martha J. Eshelman-Smith 11 February 2006

A delightful aphorism.

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Cj Heck 08 December 2005

This is wonderful, Adrienne! You've just described me, too! How hysterical! Hugs to you, CJ

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Dr Afaq Qureshi 08 November 2005

Its so rare to find someone saying what so many people has always wanted to say but somehow couldnt manage it. Avoidance is one possible explanation and fear of ageing of course compounds the expression. But Ms. Barnathan has excelled and in purely artistic forms have given the perfect account of a natural process with blend of personality to the form. Warm regards, A.A.Q.

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Raynette Eitel 23 June 2005

These lines are clever, Adrienne. Just remember that age is only a number (along with a few aches and pains!) Raynette

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Michael Shepherd 09 February 2005

hey girl yo dissin yo? When two of the brightest poetesses (why does that word give me the creeps, as if Edith Sitwell all in black were creeping up on me?) on this site, of a certain uncertain age, deny their poetic calling, which is to grow old gracefully, gratefully, wisely, and poetically... you young things worry too much. State of mind is age. Now that's creepy...but remediable. Trust me, I'm a journalist...

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Edward Kofi Louis 16 December 2015

Wake up and smile! For there love in your heart. However, ageing is part of us. Nice work.

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Heather Wilkins 31 August 2014

nice work so is mine short and to the point

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Brian Jani 29 May 2014

Nice work adryan

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Brian Jani 29 May 2014

Nice work adryan

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Con Nie 15 April 2006

Good one. Shows the frustration of aging divinely. Sincerely, Connie Webb

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