Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When and Then

I sat and wondered
How by plan can I grow up
When I'm sixty-four

Grandkids all love me
I loved them too with envy
I loved sixty-four

Best of times it was
Had no pain, no worries then
Young at sixty-four

Can't remember now
Think I may never grow up
'Cause I'm eighty-four

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Photos and Poem  Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
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NOTE:  I am not 84 years old yet.  I did beat 64 though,.  My poet obviously writes about one who is 84.   I love the Beatle song about that 64, "When I'm sixty-four" lyrics
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Today I'm linked with the Real Toads, Words Count with Mama Zen
Each verse must be under 140 characters and spaces for her.  I am at 62, 65, 67, and 64.  Probably add two more characters on each for the line returns.

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13 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:24:00 PM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

And I am 54... lots to learn from those who have wizened for three additional decades.

 
At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:39:00 PM, OpenID whimsygizmo said...

Love the progression here. :)

 
At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5:54:00 PM, Blogger Other Mary said...

My dad used to say, if you don't like your age just wait a few years. ;-)

 
At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:55:00 PM, OpenID grapeling said...

something to look forward to ~

 
At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

When I turned 64, my grandson serenaded me with the Beatles .. One of the best gifts ever! Here's to life, Jim.

 
At Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

young at heart

 
At Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:06:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I am to old to grow up... :)

 
At Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:04:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm the same age I always was on the inside - just the body that likes to disagree.

 
At Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Mama Zen said...

Well done, Jim!

 
At Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:09:00 PM, Blogger Sue in the Wood said...

Why should we grow up? Great poem!

 
At Friday, January 31, 2014 6:57:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

A bit of Peter Pan still alive in you? Sweet.

 
At Saturday, February 01, 2014 1:13:00 PM, Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Good stuff, Jim. I remember when I became a Beatles song, too.
K

 
At Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:26:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

It is a very nice photo, Dr Jim :)

 

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