Golden Oldie

Golden Oldie

A Poem by Mari' Emeraude
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Growing old...it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it ;p

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The kids have all grown and moved out on their own
I can now be a senior with ease

But as I get older, unburden my shoulders
the help I once gave
I now need

What has happened to me? I flaunt apathy
I’m becoming my parents I fear

I’ve ditched rock and roll for the daily news show
and prefer jasmine tea to a beer

A concert for me, well, used to be
A summer of fun at Red Rocks

And now my idea of fun for a night
is taking my dog for a walk


© 2018 Mari' Emeraude



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I immediately thought about my mother while reading this, I enjoyed the fact that you told a story through a paralleled lens of time. -5 points because you said now your idea of fun is walking your dog... Its fun at any age! haha! I really did like it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Lol yeah I think most dog lovers would agree with you!



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You've written a fun, witty little ditty here, and I love it! Every line packs a nice punch, and elicits the occasional giggle. Well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Nodded while reading and smiled that knowing smile at most everything... but jasmine tea over beer?
Wash you mouth out with a Coors Light ! :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

haha!! I'll drink to that ;)
I dig this poem. I often catch myself doing this my elders do. I often exchange the nights of drinking to just stay in the house. Good work :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. I think I've just succumbed to it!
I immediately thought about my mother while reading this, I enjoyed the fact that you told a story through a paralleled lens of time. -5 points because you said now your idea of fun is walking your dog... Its fun at any age! haha! I really did like it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Lol yeah I think most dog lovers would agree with you!
well that is a normal stage in life especially the empty nest syndrome but at least there is no room for regrets because you have lived the life fully and that is what is important.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mari' Emeraude

3 Months Ago

Yup. I agree. Thank you for stoppin' by :)
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Added on March 8, 2018
Last Updated on March 11, 2018
Tags: poety, humor, aging

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Mari' Emeraude
Mari' Emeraude

Denver, CO



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I am a writer, journalist and poet from Denver, Co who remarks on my fulfilling life in rich, poetic (and sometimes humorous) ways. more..

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