When I am Old(er)

Anything on your mind that isn't about WED/RLS? It's nice to realize that there is life beyond this disease and have an opportunity to get to know our online family in a different context.
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When I am Old(er)

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:35 pm

EeFall mentioned in a recent post about how certain things give the image of getting older and it reminded me of this poem.
I think myself and my friends try to be fun and I hope we will grow old (not too) disgracefully :roll: :roll:

Warning
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
Betty
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Re: When I am Old(er)

Postby debbluebird » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:06 am

Very good. :D

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Re: When I am Old(er)

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:42 am

I've always liked that poem - it's a good reminder to think about what is really important to us and act in accord.
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