Sylvia Frances Chan

Gold Star - 20,429 Points (22 November / Jakarta, Indonesia)

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

NOTE:
AS THE POEM OF THE DAY on AD 20 SEPT 2017 IN POEM HUNTER.COM
THANK YOU SO MUCH, DEAR POEMHUNTER!

Topic(s) of this poem: alienation

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale


Poet's Notes about The Poem

ADDITION: ON 20 SEPT 2017 - POEMHUNTER's POEM of THE DAY!
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

  • (5/15/2018 5:27:00 AM)


    Well penned in colloquial style (Report) Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/11/2018 4:30:00 AM)


    Besides the contents of the poem, I like what you have expressed in the note area: ...but in the FIRST place I am a Poetess in heart, mind and soul, who has a very close connection to God. It's my great pleasure reading this beautiful piece of work time and again! (Report) Reply

  • Electric Lady (5/6/2018 8:32:00 PM)


    Wow! ! Superb indeed. Very well written and oh so sweet. Cheers! ! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/23/2018 4:25:00 PM)


    An imaginative poem with quaint feelings.++10 (Report) Reply

  • Ayesha Cullen (4/4/2018 11:43:00 AM)


    I loved the way you expressed it and certain words were really evocative of a strong feeling deep inside. Good work! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/2/2018 5:50:00 AM)


    It's a lovely piece of work! It's a great pleasure reading it time and again! I have already voted (10) (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thank you so much once again, Dillip! Yes you have read this old poem of me time and again, and so am I doing, and so I know you have commented again. You can see, I weote in earlier years, rather shorter than nowadays, hihi, now I have sometimes such lengthy poems, but I thank YOU for reading this time and again, and so am I

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/21/2018 8:04:00 AM)


    What a beautiful poem! I like the lucidity of your expression: Grow old with you? /Come on, sit down on my knees/I'll tell you about the butterflies and the bees....Thanks for sharing....10 (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:02:00 AM)

    Thank you for the ardent compliment and the honest comment. And for the 10. God Bless you!

  • Nassy Fesharaki (12/22/2017 11:49:00 PM)


    Great, fact, hard to digest and forced to accept. Grow old with you? Never! (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:09:00 AM)

    Thank you for your punctual response, Nassy.

  • Rajendra Rout (12/14/2017 12:55:00 AM)


    lovely poem shaired.i enjoy this beautiful poem........10+++++++ (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    Thank you for your ardent response and for your 10+++++++ Vote. God's Bless You, Rajendra.

  • (12/6/2017 2:15:00 AM)


    This moment is what I wish to come....to grow old with a young heart! (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:14:00 AM)

    You are absolutely right, Marvin. So am I too. Thank you for your frank comment I deeply admire.

  • (12/4/2017 12:57:00 PM)


    This poem will grow old with me. What a poetess. (Report) Reply

    Sylvia Frances Chan (3/21/2018 1:15:00 AM)

    Thank you so much dear poet.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (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 (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.

  • (10/15/2017 8:07:00 PM)


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

    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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 Sharma Rimi (9/20/2017 10:30:00 AM)


    because what we are doing is a trend

    Nicely penned.
    Thanks poet.
    10++
    (Report) Reply

    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 (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 (11/24/2017 7:24:00 AM)

    thank you, sis

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 12, 2017


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