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Saturday, March 19, 2016

For Nora Lane Watercolors by Bertie Brown

For Nora Lane
original watercolor still life w/bouquet: 5" x 7"

Ode To An Old Friend
what ho
where did the years go
we just can’t be fixed
here at decade #6
not young nor carefree
we must learn to see
through love-filtered lens
ourselves as OLD friends!
we’ve been through a lot
those flashes were hot!
but give in, we’re not
we’ve got some regrets
but that stuff’s no sweat
where once we had pimples
we’re now sporting wrinkles
our firm derrieres 
have gone off elsewheres
our chests and our chins?
they’ve sunk to our shins
and do you remember
can you recall
anything you need to
anything at all?
but still we can laugh
at some high school gaffe
and reminisce by the hours
the good, bad, ugly
while we sit and smugly
think we’ve now arrived
we’re 60, we’ve survived
and we’re not the faintest
nor least bit surprised...

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