Sunday, November 22, 2009

One Single Impression: Creative

Creative and Clever
Old Man

He's so creative they said.
Clever devil too they add.*
Talking about an old man,
a man of seventy some.

What's so special about him?
Nothing you wouldn't do if,
if you could. Father a kid,
this man of seventy some.

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* An entertainment star whose name I have forgotten became a father at an older age. This was the talk. For an insight, please see the first comment (mine).

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At Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Neither Mrs. Jim nor I could remember who this man was.
Even so, we have this inside saying between us when an older man becomes a new parent: "How clever he is!"

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:51:00 AM, Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

It could have been Charlie Chaplin. I know he was pretty clever in this department!

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

clever indeed...

good one Jim..

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:22:00 AM, Blogger PS the Pratsie said...

haha ... i cnt stop laughing for some reason after reading this :)

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:47:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Not sure about 'clever' - more persistent :-)
Enjoyed that.

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:40:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

I'm not sure that's very clever. I'd be too exhausted to raise a child at that age.

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At Sunday, November 22, 2009 6:34:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, I thought it might be an autobiography? I enjoyed this one. I appreciate your comments on my blog. No roller skates neede on this one. :)

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:14:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Clever is right! And I daresay charming!

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:57:00 AM, Blogger if said...

I enjoyed reading this piece...:)
Anthony Quinn...Charly Chaplin...? they were bold!

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 8:48:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

My father was old when I was born. I see a lot of old folks with young children. I don't think I could handle it, as my grandchildren wears me out after thirty minutes ...

... I have an older brother who did this more than once, and laughed about how they would not take child support from his social security check --- well the joke was on him, as the state created a law to "cleverly" put him in the poor house. I call that creative justice!

Enjoyed the read Jim.

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Geraldine said...

I think it was Charlie Chaplin. What a fun story to remember, and quite an accomplishment too. ;<) Nice one Jim!

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

Personally speaking, I would think any man who would father a child at such an old age is not thinking of the child at all...just his own satisfaction.

I believe there is a season for all things and when I became a grandparent...I had no desire to have more children.

A child needs parents who can love and be an important part of their would be a sad thing for a toddler to visit daddy in a home for the aged.

I think it is an ego thing with some men to see how long they can plant is just a shame they seldom are around to nuture the seeds.

I pity the wife and children.

At Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:39:00 PM, Anonymous Amity Me said...

Ha ha ha...Oh Jim, you equate cleverness of a man as being creative for being able to father a son at his twilight years?

that maybe a blessing, but not if the kid is illegitimate!

At Monday, November 23, 2009 9:22:00 AM, Blogger Beth P. said...

You made me laugh out loud, especially with your first comment. How clever...and I loved Anthony's riff on yours...maybe just persistent!

Fun--you are so quirky! In the best possible interpretation!

At Monday, November 23, 2009 6:47:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Laughing. Creative? You are. He? Not so much. Did he remember he did it, ya think? :)

At Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim, first of all you are not an old man. Old men are dead and you are not. I loved your poem sweetie. I can't think of a thing to write about.. Well done my" old man." :-)

love, Melanie-Cassi

At Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

It sounds as though you have had good fun in this poem with an inside saying between you and your lady.

At Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:43:00 PM, Blogger Mads... said...

heyy..good one..nice nd different take..:)

At Wednesday, November 25, 2009 5:16:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Clever poem Jim!!! Creative too! And thanks for the comment about the acrostic and brining my blunder to my attesntion. Typical- it IS an acrostic- only I forgot the last letter- did it at school on the fly and never checked it Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

At Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:30:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

I so enjoy your playful spark. Thanks for sharing the "inside"
saying with us.


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