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When we were young

When we were young,
we aspire to be older-
to experience life with an array
of responsibilities
And we were determined
when we grow up through the days, 110 more words


It has always been interesting to read about the lives of others. The biography genre offers so many possibilities. One can read about successes and failures and, in many cases can identify with famous thinkers and writers. 280 more words

Personal Stories

You're 'avin' a larf ain' ya?

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On Monday afternoon I went out for a short walk. I had been playing my guitar out in the rear garden and on my return indoors found the house empty. 454 more words


Three Versions

Long Version:

Gone are the good dreams of youth–
The ones that stem from hope
Of the future.
(The gravity of death ruins all.)
The bizarre and wretched become commonplace… 94 more words


To His Old Old-man

Sorry to see
you running out
of years

And for all I know
I might be running
out faster

If I only know
what Is left of my lifespan… 24 more words


This is the Lesson of Age

This is the lesson of age — events pass, things change, trauma fades, good fortune rises, fades, rises again but different. Whereas what happens when one is twenty, as I remember it, happens forever.

–Mary Oliver, Winter Hours