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 GERIATRICíS The_Pip2        (More) 3/6/2019
 WISHES The_Pip2        (More) 2/17/2019
 The Battle charlottemae        (More) 3/29/2018
 Visits in Wonderland Klassielassie        (More) 2/15/2018
 Blue Red Stocking cherryk        (More) 12/2/2017
 Frolics DavidRankinLymn        (More) 10/3/2017
 Cool Moe B Mario William Vitale        (More) 5/31/2017
 Trying This Over Again norman        (More) 5/21/2017
 Composing my Soup Velvet Mist        (More) 5/18/2017
 Oxymorons pmbulo        (More) 5/16/2017
 Stitch In The T.A.R.D.I.S  ThaPoeticFire        (More) 5/8/2017
 I Was Taught A Lesson Suvasini        (More) 5/7/2017
 Summer Fun SoftSpoken        (More) 4/18/2017
 Who am I? SoftSpoken        (More) 3/10/2017
 Illegal flying or drunk flying olderandbolder        (More) 3/4/2017
 The Untold Confession George Langley        (More) 2/20/2017
 Mi hillbill cuzin rote dis olderandbolder        (More) 2/3/2017
 Slightly Insane cherryk        (More) 1/31/2017
 The apple tree ... qhiinc        (More) 9/14/2016
 Fix-Up Gear cherryk        (More) 8/28/2016
 Trivial Missions pamschwetz        (More) 8/27/2016
 The Drunkards Path norman        (More) 7/30/2016
 Any Woman I Wish To Be morningangel3        (More) 7/15/2016
 Seriously Funny joesavy        (More) 6/24/2016
 ~WTF ? ThaPoeticFire        (More) 5/24/2016
 What To Slay  ThaPoeticFire        (More) 5/24/2016
 In the Dark Nita G Isenhour        (More) 5/20/2016
 Once Upon a Time . . . Nita G Isenhour        (More) 5/19/2016
 Two You Can't Hide tony parsons        (More) 4/29/2016
 A Silly Little Kiss Ditty The Realist        (More) 4/21/2016

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Geriatricís, of which I am one,
Clutter up neighborhoods
From sunrise to setting sun.

We toddle down the street
As though without a care.
We cross against the light
On our motorized wheelchair.

In markets, where we shop
On days we get discounts,
Restrooms are kept busy
Beyond the usual amounts.

A slam from behind
For walking too slow
Is common from cane-wielders
Who arenít certain where they want to go.

McDonald's comes alive
With walkers and canes.
The loud voices deafen
Those whose hearing remains.

Come nap-time, mid morning,
When geriatrics lose their steam,
Some stop in mid-sentence,
Close their eyes and dream.

I do sometimes wonder
What purpose we serve
Beyond irritating youngsters,
Who we totally unnerve.

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