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    Lost_in_Thought - Weekly Poetry Contest (161) Winner

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Aug 26, 2011.

    Grey Hair and Wrinkles
    Have you ever entered an old folks home
    And not notice that strange smell
    Have you ever seen a lost old man
    And thought horrible things about him?
    I have and regretted it

    Have you seen a old woman in a garden of gnomes
    And thought she was crazy?
    Have ever seen a TV show that regards
    Old people as fools?
    I have and regretted it

    Grey hair should be a crown of glory
    Yet we dye it and make it our crown of poison
    All we every do is try so hard to be young
    Even I have done this.
    And I regret it

    Wrinkles are signs of wisdom
    But we consider them ugly
    Using creams and surgery to look young
    Even I have done this
    And I regret it

    So many think of age
    and quake in fear
    Everyone thinks being young is golden
    But not I any more
    For I have regretted these thoughts

    I'll never fear age
    I'll hold steady and learn
    For now I know
    Grey hair is glorious
    and wrinkles wiser then the wise
     
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    This was good. Congratulations. Expect for me to win the next one.
     
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    Great job!
     
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