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Those Golden Years

The body and brain should cross the finish line together.

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Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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Age can be a curse and as humans we live beyond our sell by date and then the rot sets in in certain areas. At first I had a hard job understanding your words here, but it is clear to me now that you hope for both mind and body to deteriorate in unison and this never happens, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 29-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jun-2019
    you've got it. . .but I think it does for some people, just not everyone.
    I'm caring for my 92year old Aunt. . .her mind is sharp but her body is failing her. So, it's kind of like she is just waiting around for the end. Then I've been a caregiver for a couple of dementia ladies and while their minds are gone, their bodies don't actually start declining until after their memory does. Sorry you had a hard time understanding. It was meant for you to stop and think. . .that's my preference. :) Thanks for your review and the stars.
Comment from Patty Palmer
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I agree with your poem that the mind does mind. I also agree that the body and the mind cross the finish line together. I watched my son go through losing every bodily faculty he owned but his mind was totally clear right up until the end.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jun-2019
    yes, I'm thinking it might be better for the person (definitely not their family) for the mind to go first. . .but my preference is at the same time. Thanks for the review and comments and all those lovely stars.
reply by Patty Palmer on 29-Jun-2019
    You're very welcome!
reply by the author on 29-Jun-2019
    :)
Comment from Josh Walters
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Something we can all hope for. To have a function body and mind in your old age and preferably die in your sleep. I feel for those who are currently alive but not able to live.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 29-Jun-2019
    Yes, that's happening to my 92 year old Aunt. I vote for in my sleep.
    Thanks so much for your review and the lovely stars. :)
Comment from john mallahan
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Love it when my Mom, who still lives @ 82, places all her pills into her hand, & hoists them towards her mouth. "Ah, these golden years" she usually expounds...

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    If they help her maintain. . .then I'm sure that's good. I'm a caregiver for a 93 year old Aunt and she does the same but her body is losing groung. Thanks for your comments and the stars. :)
Comment from misscookie
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I love the artwork you choose too go with your poem
My heart goes out to all who are gong through what I call adjustment in this time in their life
for I am going through the same thing
I take one minute at a time and every morning I set goal
its not easy
thank you for sharing
Cookie

The body and brain should cross the finish line together.
Those Golden Years


 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    My sentiment exactly. I'm so sorry Cookie. I'm the caregiver for my 93year old Aunt and she is very sharp mentally but her body is failing and it's very difficult to watch. Thanks for your comments and the stars, take care my friend.
reply by misscookie on 29-Jun-2019
    God bless you for caring for your aunt many young people turn their back no the elders in the family
    cookie
reply by the author on 29-Jun-2019
    I'm not THAT young cookie. . .urturning 78 in a few days. :) It does have its challenges but she is my only living relative and I'm happy to help.
Comment from Willie P. Smith
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Excellent. Unfortunately, we have very little to say about how we age. Age creeps upon everyone and time doesn't stop. We can take care of our bodies and keep our mind active, but in the long-run time will get us all.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    And, really I'm okay with that. . .that's just a part of life. I'm caring for a 92 year old family member. . .her brain is very sharp but her body is failing. . .she makes many visits to the hospital and she can hardly walk from one end of the house to the other.. .she basically is waiting for the end. I've also cared for 2 people with dimentia. . .which is very difficult too. So which is best? Quick and together is what I say. Hope and pray this happens for me. Thanks for your comments WP and for those lovely stars. :)
Comment from Raffaelina Lowcock
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That is such a thoughtful statement. Wouldn't it be great if everything was always balanced. Unfortunately life has it's little tricks and some are not able to keep the two together. Yet, miraculously some of us do have our faculties and health, well into our eighties. That is something I am blessed with. Your poem and picture are priceless. If I had six stars I would give them to you,

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    Thank you Raffaelina. I have cared for two dimentia ladies and now I'm caring for my 92 year old Aunt who does have all of her faculties but a declining body. Most days she has a difficult time walking from her bedroom to the kitchen (which isn't far). At this point, I'm not sure if one is better than the other. I am in my late 70's and also seem to be blessed with good health and a functioning brain (most days anyway, ha ha ha). Thank you for your thoughtful response, kind words and those lovely stars. :)
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written ten word poem about the golden years that are coming quicker sometimes than we expected and we will just hope our body will not age with many pains and aches.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much for your comments. . .and the stars. :)
Comment from Rachelle Allen
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I think this is my new bedtime prayer, Mystery Poet. This is beautifully put. I also like --and agree with-- your Author's Notes. EXCELLENT choice of artwork, too. The black-and-white effect is a perfect touch. Good luck to you in the contest. xo

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    Yes, mine too. My 92 year old Aunt has a very sharp mind but her body is giving out. . .kind of waiting around for the end. Makes me sad. Thanks for your comments and those lovely stars. :)
reply by Rachelle Allen on 28-Jun-2019
    So totally my pleasure!
reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    :)
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Yes indeed; the mind does mind. *smile* This is a clever poem that its the contest requirements well. Your choice of artwork is perfect for it too. It should do well in the booth.

 Comment Written 28-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 28-Jun-2019
    When the mind is still sharp. . .and the body is not well, there is not much one can do but sit around and wait. I'm carrying for my 92 year old aunt who has a sharp mind but not a matching body. So glad I made you smile. . .thanks for those lovely stars too.