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The Golden Age

Topic: g-rated


When I was young and my slippers were red, I could kick my heels right over my head. Then I grew older my slippers were blue, and still I could dance the whole night through.

Now I am older, my slippers are black. I walk to the corner and puff my way back. The reason I know my youth has been spent. My get-up-and-go has got up and went.

But still I don't mind as I think with a grin of all of the places my get-up has been. Since I've retired from life's competition, I busy myself with complete repetition.

I get up in the morning and dust off my wits, pick up the paper and read the obits. If my name is not there, I know I'm not dead. So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.

Old age is golden so I've heard it said but sometimes I wonder when I get into bed. With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup. My eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep dims my eyes, I say to myself. "Is there anything else I can lay on the shelf?" And I'm happy to say as I close my door. "My friends are the same, perhaps even more."

ALPHA v0.3