Being Seventy Two Poem by jerry hughes

jerry hughes

a citizen of the world

Being Seventy Two



Des, what time is it?
Seventy two.
Not your age you silly bugger;
What's the right time?
It's never the right time when
you're seventy two.

Jasus, I give up...
And so you should.
Should what?
Give up asking people the time
when they're seventy-two.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Alison Cassidy 26 May 2007

Quirky, fey, great fun. Love this e e cummings style piece about forgetting. Allie xxxx

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Tee hee hee! (But you know you're only as old as the woman you feel :)) t x

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Sallie Howson 23 June 2007

great fun...love it..........

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Elysabeth Faslund 09 July 2007

Never give up asking people the time. Now, this is a witty, cute-funny vignette, and I love it. The time exists for us to ask it. Put it in it's proper place. Great! xxElysabeth

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jerry - Very cute, but would be confusing to many of my neighbors, See my poem, 'The Secret of Old Age'. Best wishes - Cheryl

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Wojja Fink 20 April 2009

still laughing at 61...sorry 3.25..am....thanks..John

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Miriam Maia Padua 15 January 2009

AMUSING.......really amusing..... humor in poetry to shove loneliness away piece that makes one giggles...i can just imagine me reaching seventy-two.... 10++++++++++++++

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Robert Howard 27 December 2007

Just so. Time out, already! (and I am only 64 as of yesterday) . P.S. I wonder what Allie thinks of T McH's comment.

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Kefentse Sathekge 05 November 2007

stimulating humour. i cannot comprehend what being 72 felt like.

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Frank Cannon 02 November 2007

Be grateful for the little things.... wouldn't it be worse were you asking, Seventy Who? ? Amused and amazed as usual Jerry.

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