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Past Participle


As we get older, we begin to be more aware of time and its passage. Eventually, it becomes like a roll of toilet paper – the closer we get to the end, the faster it goes. This Poem if the … Continue reading

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Making Arrangements


Welcome to another Monday’s Poem of the Week. As I observe the passage of the vignettes around me that make up the great play of life, I often fantasize about the back stories of the players creating the scenes. The … Continue reading

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Crossing the Border


The Monday Morning Poem of the Week brings you this wry reminder of the signposts in our lives. Since it’s a journey which we all take, we might as well enjoy it with a mix of dry humor. Crossing the … Continue reading

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Gerdy’s Tubercle


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is dedicated to all of you who experience periodic aches and pains as you move about, a process we associate with getting less young. Despite it all, we continue moving. After all, it’s more … Continue reading

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Longevity


Longevity  Here’s something to think about at our ages  .. 1. The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54 2. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57 3. The world bodybuilding champion died at … Continue reading

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Not Needed


My apologies this work is being posted late in the day for Poetry Monday, but I was away enjoying myself, and just came back. The following poem struck a chord with me, and maybe it will do the same for … Continue reading

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Where We Choose to Spend Our Golden Years


“Old age” promises Robert Browning, “will the last of life for which the first is made.” However, I, as a physician, see from those who are experiencing their golden years that it appears to be filled with most of the … Continue reading

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Aged People


The Poem of the Week is being posted late today. That happens sometimes when you are dealing with senior writers. Speaking of seniors, here’s a short poem to all those whose hairs are now interwoven or replaced by gray. As … Continue reading

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With Age Comes Loss


One of the lessons of aging comes from the gradual loss of abilities – the slow withering of function that we all intellectually know to expect, but that still manages to take us by surprise. The day comes, like it … Continue reading

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OLD FRIENDS


  We just returned from spending a couple of days in the mountains, relaxing, eating, hiking, and spending time with old friends. They’ve invited us, along with another couple, two of our dearest friends, to share their beautiful home overlooking … Continue reading

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