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08/21/08
I love this! I want to find this old dear and give her a hug...

(And just in case you're wondering, I'm not really 43 either...definitely not...couldn't be...)
08/21/08
How true, how true. Very nice.
08/21/08
So sweet and delightful. Lovely.
08/22/08
O man! I love how you summed up getting old. Great job!
08/22/08
Great job.
This was great! I love this dear old one, and can so relate! Well done!
08/25/08
Ahhh...If you're only as old as you feel, you can still be ten in your heart anytime you want.
08/25/08
Delightful and well done!!! Nice work. Blessings, Cheri
I love your childlike tone throughout this. Very nice and sooo true!
08/25/08
Oh, I feel this way too! I'm NOT a grown-up, let alone OLD! Super job.
08/26/08
Great writing! I can't relate quite yet, but I'll take your word for it. :)
08/26/08
Charming poem. One of the greatest compliments I've ever recieved is when I told a group of preschoolers that I didn't want to grow up, I want to stay a kid. One of them answered, "You kinda are, Miss Joanney." I like this charade.
Oh! I love this and perfect for the topic.
08/27/08
Ageless thoughts and perfect meter! :) I love the line, "I'm still just ten inside." It ties your poem together with the beginning so nicely. I think a lot of us can relate to "I'd trade off my aching back for little children's fun." I've had my Sunday School kids guess my age… their answers are so flattering. :)
This is so precious. I can relate to it, too. I am SO young inside, no mater what the outside says. Very well done.
Love your poem - it does well to describe the phrase "young at heart."
08/27/08
Well, how clever is this! Love this rhyme, the story told with the message between every line: grow older joyfully and gracefully.
08/27/08
Oh how very true! We never see ourselves as being as old as we are. I often wonder, too, when did I get old? However, they say that "youth is an attitude." ...
"AGE is not reckoned just by years....It has no special date....Some folks are old at forty,...some, young at ninety-eight." (Quote from a poem of mine."...Helen
08/28/08
Sadly true in a way, and yet we know we shall all delight in eternal youth when He comes again. Lord, come soon!
09/02/08
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