THE AGING YEARS

As people grow old, their friends and acquaintances begin more and more rapidly disappearing, one by one — leaving this life.

Last night I dreamed I was talking with some elderly ladies in a sort of “do-it-yourself” retirement home.   They mentioned someone who was gone, and I said to them,

You go someplace
And you knock on the door,
And the person who was there
Isn’t there anymore.

Just then I began waking up, and realized it rhymed, and formed a kind of simple poem that summarized the common experience of those in their later years.

 

David

 

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2 thoughts on “THE AGING YEARS

  1. Ashley

    These feelings and thoughts will be experienced by all of us, eventually! In the last 6 years, I have lost 6 relatives and now there is no one else left of that generation. In my late 60’s I’m an orphan!

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