Linda Ori

Rookie - 169 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Beauty Of Senility - Poem by Linda Ori

Age is just a state of mind
And this we know for sure -
It isn't like some rare disease
For which there is no cure;
It creeps upon us silently
To catch us unaware
And while we worry about getting old
We're already getting there;
But there's a consolation
To this thing called getting old -
Our hair will turn to silver
And our teeth will turn to gold;
Age is just a state of mind
A case of brain and brawn -
Before we realize the body is shot
The mind will already be gone!


Comments about Beauty Of Senility by Linda Ori

  • (3/29/2007 8:17:00 AM)


    Linda,
    I completely disagree ...
    but, could you repeat that please ...
    - - - what was beautiful?
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  • (3/12/2007 5:38:00 PM)


    Ah, the playful Ms. Ori in action. Darn near peed myself laughing. Oh. oh...loss of bladder control; another sign of getting older. A terse, comical little corker. Top drawer material, to be sure. How about giving us Part II; it would no doubt be most welcome.

    Cheers,

    Greg
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  • (3/10/2007 1:33:00 AM)


    ...Hello? To whom am I speaking. It is? Hello, who are you... (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2006 11:07:00 PM)


    Linda, Yes, Age is just a state of mind. Hurray! Let's break all the mirrors!
    Very clever poem. I enjoyed it. love, Allie XXX
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/17/2006 12:14:00 AM)


    DON'T KNOW 'BOUT YOUR CASH FLOW, LINDA, ..BUT YA WOULDN'T SEE ANY GOLD IN MY MOUTH, IF I LIVED 200 YRS..........GREAT WRITE...! BUT LETS TRY & KEEP THE TEETH, OK? .....FRANK
    OH, YES, ...A TEN FOR TH' PRICE O' GOLD!

    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''~F. J. R.~'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • (4/15/2006 6:41:00 PM)


    Linda, you summed it up in the very first line, 'age is just a state of mind.' (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2006 1:12:00 PM)


    Very Betjemanesque, he wrote a very different but equally as good poem called 'Senex' about getting old. Your poem is super, witty rhyming and a clean lyrical rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Charles M Moore (4/12/2006 6:26:00 PM)


    Brilliant, one of your best by far, flow is good and words concise, well done. (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2006 1:40:00 AM)


    Good poem on aging. Just for some added hope - I had a man in my Creative Writing class who was 96 and sharp as a tack. So we all have hope that it can be that way with us, too. Take care. Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 15, 2007


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