ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Travelling - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

As we grow old our boundaries,
become more circumscribed it seems.
Although we don’t give up our dreams,
we must accept realities.
Acknowledge what we cannot do
and celebrate the things we can
Accept with grace its natures plan.
which we must constantly review.
Our travels may be limited
by age and growing frailty
Therefore we must rely instead
on our mental ability.
To use selective memory
and visit where we want to be.

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/31/2007 4:22:00 PM)

    You have hit the nail right on the head here Ivor. I'm beginning to feel the slow downward spiral. It is amazing when you realize what you used to do. Travelling isn't so much fun though these days, and so much safer within your memories.
    Love and hugs Ernestine xxx
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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