poet Bri Edwards

Bri Edwards

The International Day Of Older Persons.... [ " Observed On October First Each Year";Really? ;By Whom? ;Where? ;A Celebration? ? ! ]

Today "T I D Of O P"is emblazoned** on P H's Main Page.
Does this indicate that some are celebrating: "Old Age"? ! !
If so, I can't understand why.What's to celebrate?
In fact, the older I 'get', the more, " Old Age", I hate.

For isn't "old age" often a cause of suffering various 'pains',
….either physical or emotional OR both? (ARE there any ‘GAINS'?)
And if the pains aren't 'YOURS', they may be of one you love.
Does that agree with what some believe....about a god, above?

Today my "pain" is EMOTIONAL.
I'm a bit depressed; I hope it's brief.
But Poem-Hunter, with whatever faults it has,
STILL offers me MUCH relief!


(October1st,2020)



** [ emblazoned today, October 1st2020 ]

Definition of Emblazoned:

"conspicuously inscribed or displayed"

Topic(s) of this poem: celebrations, depression, friends, old age , pain

Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sad to say, the feelings expressed by me in my poem are TRUE, not just more of my occasional lies!

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Try to "have a nice day"!


bri edwards

aka Brian Edward Whitaker, aged 72..and counting.

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (11/23/2020 9:15:00 AM)

    Aww I can imagine old age blues but even us in our forties feel depressed at least some days so your fantastic lament against growing pains makes us sigh wryly as we are all heading there if not reached already. Your poem is there to cheer and entertain us all so kudos! ! !

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  • Valentin SavinValentin Savin (10/19/2020 4:22:00 AM)

    Bri, I am sure you know that while we get oldy we stay goody, in spite of all pains and drawbacks. So live and enjoy your present life. There will be no one more.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (10/10/2020 3:05:00 AM)

    Hi Bri, It is a nice poem.You asked what is there to celebrate old -age with its pains.uncertainties and anxieties.It is a celebration of older persons who have done great contribution to their families, society and country and still have their wisdom, knowledge and experience to help their next generation.This day may be like a tribute to Older people and an acknowledgement for their sacrifice.

    I am being aware of this Day by Poem Hunter only.I have to google -search for its genesis.

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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (10/1/2020 2:36:00 PM)

    They're celebrating the fact that they are still alive, I guess....

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/1/2020 2:04:00 PM)

    I GUESS I'LL TAKE A WALK IF IT ISN'T TOO SMOKY OUTSIDE FROM CALIFORNIA FIRES IN THE DISTANCE.

    BRI
    :)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/1/2020 2:03:00 PM)

    CORRECTION:

    OK, TO SAY I " hate" OLD AGE AIN'T NECESSARILY SO, BUT..." hate" RHYMES
    SO WELL WITH " celebrate" , SO I COULD NOT RESIST USING IT.

    OLD AGE COULD WORK WELL FOR ME if it presently wasn't full of uncertainty, and my lack of control over my future, and the resulting anxiety which is sometimes too strong for my liking.

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    bri
    :)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/1/2020 1:43:00 PM)

    Now i shall reward myself with buttered toast and cheese. Ice cream is in the freezer, just in case it's 'needed'. Thank 'Someone' for cows! !

    bri

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