Sunday, August 05, 2018

Getting Old, another Flash Poem

We are known as the "wilted pair." 
Once shiny and so very bright 
We've a stooped walk with silver cane 
And sip our water with a straw 

Rented teeth ours went down the drain 
Children stare tell Mum we're funny 
Still we smile and tell you G'day 
Let's sip some water with a straw

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 - Photos, 2008 and 2018, and Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2008 and 2018, and 2018, All Rights Reserved (2008 side picture posted, Link) (2018 bottom picture is a screen print from Kerry's post, referenced below-click picture to enlarge)
 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/08/camera-flash.html?m=1 ,
 - Exactly 55 words

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9 Comments:

At Sunday, August 05, 2018 5:18:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Rented teeth ours went down the drain
Children stare tell Mum we're funny

Absence of dentures would make the face look gaunt with 'the lean and hungry look' - it sure looks funny.
It was thoughtful Dr Jim to have thought of such an image to tell Mom!

Hank

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 5:59:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

heartfelt sentiments of the flower!

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 6:18:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Not much fun getting old is it? Now could you explain running to me again I can't remember what that was!

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is such a heartfelt write, Jim 💞

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 10:29:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

It's not easy growing old...

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:02:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Kindred spirits ....

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:35:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

We've a stooped walk with silver cane..

I like the way you made the connection in this line, Jim.

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2018 5:58:00 PM, Blogger Bekkie Sanchez said...

I feel this as I read your words.

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:59:00 PM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

I can relate to this Jim. Like Helen said kindred spirits. I also wanted to let you know Jim that I started another prompt blog site similar to Magpie Tales. A photo will post every Sunday and you will have all week to link up and join in. I would love it if you participated, but understand if you have too much going on. If you decide to here is the link: https://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

 

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