Elder Fate
 
Elder Fate



In this life, if I've learned anything at all of late
I have found I cannot count on a doggone thing
I cannot listen to those who speak stalling words
Oblivious of crushing letdowns, to me, they bring

To protect my heart, I'll choose not to anticipate
Nor look forward to the joy good deeds can bring
Never dreaming I'd be in this position, it's absurd
For I've given to so many, my all, my everything

I'm not alone, you too may be enduring such fate
With minds growing gracefully, bodies dwindling
Long gone seems the concept of paying it forward
So here we sit, experiencing this unforeseen sting

In this fast paced world of hurry, hurry, then wait
Elders left to themselves, grumbling and mumbling
Beneath bated breaths their plight might be heard
May all generations find this write quite humbling!


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The BRAIN TEASE Challenge
This week's word to unscramble 'tpaceiitna'
Solve = anticipate




By Adele Kaye

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: - The BRAIN TEASE challenge-read page for rules, info, and word to UNSCRAMBLE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - The BRAIN TEASE challenge-read page for rules, info, and word to UNSCRAMBLE (challenge has been closed)


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