What’s It All About?

Aging well

Is a matter of
Harnessing & honing

The resilience
Depth of character
And
Beauty of spirit
Within

As
Physical attributes
Without
Steadily decline

Finally realizing
And
Embracing

It’s
What’s inside

That has kept us
Afloat
All these years
Anyway

 

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Enlighten

Back To The Beginning

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Begins life
Totally dependent on others

Initially taking baby steps,
Exploring the world outside of self

Growing…learning… bonding

Decade upon decade,
Extending the boundaries of our realm
OUTWARD

Until, in old age,
The tables are turned

Fragile legs take halting steps

Children become parental;
Parents become childlike

Focusing increasingly
INWARD

Our world begins to shrink
Ever smaller in size

Until coming full circle

Back to square
One

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Baby

Curmudgeons R Us

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The time has come for a store
catering specifically to the
needs of seniors.

The following items would be
added to my Wish List
immediately:

–An ear bud which adjusts the
speed of those who talk faster than
a jackrabbit runs.

–An App to instruct bewildered
teenagers how to handle legal
tender and correctly make change.

–A button to push which would
transform the robotic wait staff
of chain restaurants into real people
with personalities, able to
communicate without a script
to follow.

–A device to turn the latest
Windows release into whatever
version from the past decade you
prefer to use.

–A tool to instill a work and
service ethic in employees
who view customer interaction
as an imposition which cuts into
their chat time with friends.

–Clothing which is stylish without
tops that fit like sausage casings
and bottoms that slide off the
hips to your knees.

–Eyeglasses which automatically
adjust miniscule, well nigh
invisible print into a readable size.

–And last, but not least,
a magic potion turning back
the hands of time, so none of
the aforementioned are necessary.

Silver Is The New Blond

In light of
The never ending
Pursuit
Of eternal youth,
It’s amusing
Droves
Of celebrities
Are spending
An inordinate amount
Of time and money
Transforming
Their locks
To shimmering
Silver strands.
Some even add
A touch of
Blue, purple or pink
For effect.
You know,
Those classic colors
Old ladies
Have sported for years,
Much to the
Chagrin
Of the younger
Generation.
At long last,
Everyone
Wants to be a
SILVER fox.