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I have the oldness now

This is the last one in a trilogy centred around senior people



I used to feel, like the sun shining down from the sky

looking upon the on the harbour town …

promising adventures and rock pool fishing

the promise of joy and warm caresses

.

As time goes by my world gets smaller

The fog rolls slowly in

The safety of the harbour walls

Are no more to be seen.


Now is the time to stop and listen

If I get confused, do not tell me, I got it wrong

Let me stay in my story, am happy here.

If I struggle to leave the house,

Make time to come and see me,

Or send me funny notes in the post

To make me smile.

Eat cake with me, exercise with me ,

Make sure I know I am loved.

When you ask me , am I alright,

And I say am okay.

Sit with me and hold my hand

Then, ask me if I am alright.


Do not waste what time you have with me

For I do not know how much I have left.

Lets go through old photos and let me tell my stories

Embrace me as I am still the person who has loved you all your life.


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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jan 26, 2023

Lovely write, I like the idea of series, trilogy etc in Poetry, often tricky to make each piece sufficiently different, but you've achieved that and more. Thank you Debbie.

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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
Jan 26, 2023
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I struggle with the second one, and may revisit it someday, but thank you for your kind words

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 26, 2023

Beautiful Debbie, what we all wish for in our old age.

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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
Jan 26, 2023
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thank you,

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