Sylvia Frances Chan

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Grow Old With You? - Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

Grow old with you?
Come on, sit down on my knees
I'll tell you about the butterflies and the bees
Now I am still young forever
Grow old with you? That never!

Don't pick off my very youth
seek among the olds your truth
Come on old man, sit next to me, don't go to the south
sit next to me, not on my knees, I'll kiss you on the mouth

Don't tell that you're my lover
Don't tell that I am your friend
Don't tell that you're a glover
because what we are doing is a trend

Grow old with you? That never!
Don't pick off my very youth ever
love is: easy comes and easy flows
it often comes, a minute stay and always goes

Come on old man, sit next to me, don't go to the south
sit next to me, not on my knees, I'll kiss you on the mouth
I easy come and I easy go
you often came, you stayed and you won't go
then my heart was sad with sorrow
please come, only for today, but not till tomorrow

©Sylvia Frances Chan
copyright Tue Sep 20 - 2011 at 0.18 hrs -
All Rights Reserved


Topic(s) of this poem: alienation

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This was originally created and posted on POEFREAK.COM. as you can read the DATE as written below the poem, but this poem was submitted on PoemHunter.Com on the 13th December 2011.
This is not to a person personally, but in general as it goes with friends, best friends, lovers or 'haters', though I am an Evangelist, but in the FIRST place I am a Poetess in heart, mind and soul, who has a very close connection to God, but this belongs to life too. We may never forget how the old people are being treated, oftentimes without respect or love, so we must pay more attention to this forgotten group. As I know best that I or you will belong to this group too, in the future. Future times bring us not only more wisdom, bad and good experiences, but also being older in age. Thank you for reading and and understanding the content. With the very best wishes, Sylvia FC

Comments about Grow Old With You? by Sylvia Frances Chan

  • (11/24/2017 3:21:00 AM)

    Don't pick off my very youth…seek among the olds your truth…Come on old man, sit next to me- This write invokes that serious attention should be paid to the aged people with love and care…A great poem! This poem should go places and million readers should read it! Congratulations dear madam! ! (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/24/2017 7:22:00 AM)

    If I may say frankly, I do not think this is a very good poem, but it can go through that PH poems committee and it is indeed useful, but the words are bit cruelly created and I am happy you have the same opinion as PH committee, Dr. Dillip K. Swain. Thank you so much for your brilliant comments.

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  • (10/15/2017 8:07:00 PM)

    Beautifully and lovingly expressed in a tender way, Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (10/31/2017 11:46:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, for your kind and sweet comment, Seema. God's Blessings in Abundance.

  • Jeanette Telusma (9/21/2017 12:19:00 AM)

    This is truly beautiful poem acknowledging the elderly of our society. They are certainly a special group to always remember because this is where it all began. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem. Congratulations, well deserved. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 7:37:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, I had not expected this loveliest surprise, this poem of the day, WOW! Thank YOU!

  • Mantu Mahakul (9/20/2017 2:09:00 PM)

    Youth is just like flower and truth is fragrance. Youth should take care of senior or old aged persons, with love, affection, care and with prayer to God. Very beautifully written poem is shared that touches heart and mind. This provokes thought and brings social awareness to care for senior citizens. ...Definitely 10++++++ is given for you. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    Dear Mantu, what is here going on, this is for the THIRD time, I am writing mt loevly response for YOU, and that response had gone all thr three times and that of others, they are here. I try again now. I thank you for your kindest compliment for my POTD. God´s Blessings be Abundest. And WOW, a 10 added with 6 times PLUS. Thank YOU!

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 7:48:00 AM)

    Thank you so uch for the 10++++++.WOW!

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/20/2017 1:42:00 PM)

    Sit doen on my knees! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 7:50:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading this poem. You're most welcome.

  • (9/20/2017 11:11:00 AM)

    as a senior citizen I appreciate thoughtfulness and respect.Your poem teaches this.Thank you..Lovely poem a ten.. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 7:57:00 AM)

    As I may notice from your response, you like the message in this poem....thoughtfulness and respect I have learned from my dear grandmum. Thank you for your precious comment on this poem of the Day (dd.20 Sept 2017) . It means much to me, dear Madam. Thank you so much for your attentive ten.

  • Seema Devi Sharma (9/20/2017 10:30:00 AM)

    because what we are doing is a trend

    Nicely penned.
    Thanks poet.
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    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 8:04:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for your kind compliments. Many thanks for the 10 plus.You´re most welcome.

  • Rajnish Manga (9/20/2017 9:36:00 AM)

    Congrats not only for this poem's selection as POTD but for taking up an important social cause, too. Thanks. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/17/2017 8:12:00 AM)

    WOW, I feel humbled and honored by your compliments of the POTD and the notes you added. Thank you so much for your Congratulations and your kindest notes. I like your abbreviation of POTD. God´s Blessing be Abundest.

  • Meggie Gultiano (9/20/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    beautiful! (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (11/24/2017 7:24:00 AM)

    thank you, sis

  • Tom Allport (9/20/2017 4:09:00 AM)

    a lovely poem about the aging process and how it effects different types of people? if you have time Sylvia please read my poem called An Old Person. wishes and congratulations.. (Report) Reply

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/20/2017 3:35:00 AM)

    Writers are like painters; they create images and pictures with their words. Interesting part of it is that those words are woven from their souls and hearts. Now, I perceive some sincerity here; in this poem. This is truthful to oneself. You wanted it and you said it. This is a good composition! Splendid (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/20/2017 3:18:00 AM)

    It is a marvellous poem relating to old people having astute and stunning expression with touching collocation. Thanks and congratulations for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/20/2017 2:47:00 AM)

    Today is real and beatiful, tomorrow is doubtful, to invite someone when there is beauty and asking one to leave before it's tomorrow when beauty may or may not survive, to be ready for an alienation during old age with the sweet memories of the gone youth; the great poetess has so nicely painted a realistic heart in a poem written by heart and soul. A very good selection as members' poem of the day. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (9/20/2017 2:39:00 AM)

    And Yes congratulations for your this Poem is being the Poem of the day! ! - Siddartha Montik (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (9/20/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    Don't pick off my very youth
    seek among the olds your truth
    Come on old man,
    Wonder how such stanza come as thought.. and yet following

    Come on old man, sit next to me, don't go to the south
    sit next to me, not on my knees, I'll kiss you on the mouth
    I easy come and I easy go

    A free verse like I do not know but as the world must go free of Society? ? Society we ourselves made? ?

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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (9/20/2017 2:28:00 AM)

    You say here to grow old. This has deeper meaning. Scriptures tell that he has grown older who has known his self and he has known God and his wisdom and creation. A person who cares for wisdom and tries to become master is the man of older age even in childhood. Whatever we do here is wonderful trend. Like time we souls, easily come and go performing our Earthly play. We do not expect about tomorrow. Today carries present and this is very important to plan and use properly the present time. We face bad and good situations in life and gain experience. With stability we shall feel importance of positive perceptions. Without love and respect life becomes meaningless. We need to have love for all creatures to take care of garden of God. We gain lots of experiences in way of life. While in material world old people are treated without love and respect, this brings agony and sorrow among them. Such activity provokes thought. A person who has trust on God and has gained wisdom does not perform such action. He treats all with love and care even in childhood or in old age to children or to youth or to old aged people. You have wonderful understanding and you are a perfect poetess with amazing skill. Always you take care to present your poems with due care that give better understandings to the readers. Yes, I agree completely. You have deeper connection with God in heart, mind and soul. We hope all persons should learn the art of wisdom and they should keep trust on God to perform duties in righteous manner. We hope from this powerful poem, essence will be learnt by the visitors and readers. May God bring time that all should realize importance of love and respect! Beauty of love brings peace and mutual respect that transfers great message of humanity taught by God to next after next generations. As per my opinion this poem keeps great philosophical importance and this is a poetic gem. We shall treasure this is world poetic heaven. Wishing you all the best and Congratulations to shine with your brilliant poem in this poem of the day. Rating 10/10 for this poem. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (9/20/2017 3:54:00 AM)

    WOW, my dear Mrs. Bhargabi, how most beautiful are thy thoughts to have written and created this magnificent compliments on my Daily Poem of PH.Com. I truly appreciate this utmost from my being, once again, I am happiest to read these words coming from your wise mind and smartest being. With God´s Greatest Blessings, I say great thankful wishes to thee, Mrs. Bhargabi. Thank you greatly for the 10/10 rating.

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/20/2017 1:06:00 AM)

    Such a powerful poem waking up each and everyone to respect the senior citizens... a highest 10++++ congrats, Sylvia....... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (9/20/2017 12:57:00 AM)

    Your poem is chosen as the member poem today. I am very glad to read your nice poem, my friend! Congratulations and wish to see many more poems of yours here! (Report) Reply

  • Ronell Warren Alman (9/20/2017 12:54:00 AM)

    Well crafted poem written here Sylvia. Love Is easy come and easy flows indeed. Such an interesting verse indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Pintu Mahakul (9/20/2017 12:20:00 AM)

    This is my greatest pleasure to see this poem as a poem of the day today. From deepest core of my heart I congratulate you. Already I have reviewed this poem earlier on date 6/8/2017 2: 34: 00 AM. Revisiting this today I feel this special. May God bring unlimited happiness for you. Congratulations once more! This poem really deserves the crown of the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan Sylvia Frances Chan (10/9/2017 5:50:00 AM)

    I am so happy to read your earliest posting and publishing on to inform me that this poem is called out as The Poem Of The Day, dated Wednesday 20 September 2017. Meggie told me that she had read that I was called out as The Poet of The Day. I have thanked her and I do hope she has not mistaken that, sonce I had not paid attention. Anyhow, I am thankful to you to let me know about this poem as the poem of the day on the 20 Sept recently. GBU abundantly. Sincerest, Sylvia Frances Chan.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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