poet Howard Simon

Howard Simon

Old Age

The hand shakes
The back aches
The heart quakes
Then life breaks.

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 30, 2010

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/28/2018 9:23:00 PM)

    The symptom of old age is nicely executed. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/26/2018 11:23:00 PM)

    it is going in today. Thanks.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/24/2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Howard, wow! cool! UGH! ! ! this will go into MyPoemList AND into my/our April showcase, found here:

    www.poemhunter.com/poem/april-2018-showcase-of-poems-for-and-written-by-p-h-members-some-of-this-and-some-of-that-some-are-lean-and-some-are-fat-from-my-list-of-favorites/

    Thanks. bri ;)

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (1/27/2016 1:14:00 PM)

    Nicely thought..............

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (1/27/2016 1:07:00 AM)

    Spot on. Brevity is the soul of the wit. Your poem illustrates that well.

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  • Roseann Shawiak (1/16/2016 8:09:00 PM)

    Your poem is pretty well right on. As we age our beings become more frail usually. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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  • Jitesh ShahJitesh Shah (8/16/2015 8:51:00 AM)

    i like the poem and also read my poems

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  • Afrooz JafarinoorAfrooz Jafarinoor (8/9/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    The whole process sketched in 12 words! Incredible!

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (7/10/2015 2:13:00 AM)

    I live the experience. Oooooh!

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (6/16/2015 12:16:00 AM)

    This is what exactly is old age! Enjoyed this miniscule of a poem!

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  • Hazel DurhamHazel Durham (6/10/2015 10:15:00 AM)

    Old age is not for the fainthearted as it has no mercy as our frail bodies grind to a halt, great write!

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/4/2014 1:41:00 AM)

    Succinct and to the point and this is what old age is.............Simon..........very nice

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  • Ruth Walters (2/25/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    Isn't that the truth : D

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  • Karen Sinclair (10/3/2012 12:36:00 PM)

    So true... sometimes it is a relief to glance on a minimalist write as it gives the mind a chance to condense and appreciate the full meaning.... this is so true... tyvm karen

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  • Raihana Abdul JabbarRaihana Abdul Jabbar (7/26/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    I love this poem so much...

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  • Walterrean Salley (7/11/2012 11:40:00 PM)

    The truth if I've ever heard it. And we're all headed that way.10

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  • Lynn Glover (3/5/2011 7:25:00 PM)

    This is a sad but true summation of the way I feel as I turn 76 years young today. Good Write, short but true, Your friend Lynn

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  • Luz HanaiiLuz Hanaii (3/4/2011 4:37:00 PM)

    Sad but true. Sometimes these short poems
    make a stronger point.

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  • Wendy Thopliss (2/27/2011 11:58:00 AM)

    Got all first three, one more to go then goodbye.Well written.

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  • Leela Devi (1/10/2011 3:54:00 AM)

    to the point as old age

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