Where, Oh Where?

Where, Oh Where?

A Poem by Barbara Walker
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self-explanatory regarding the memory problems some people experience as they get older

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When I told my grandson that I would take him to the beach,
the place I set my car keys was outside my memory's reach.

Where, oh where are my keys?

I promised my best friend I'd meet her for a movie at three
and that's when my memory decided to flee.

Where, oh where are my keys?

Believe me, they were truly, truly missed
when I was supposed to go to the dentist!

Where, oh where are my keys?

I can't find them half the time.
Do you think I'm losing my mind?

Where, oh where are my keys?

My granddaughter and I looked forward to our trip to the mall-
I could have sworn that I set them down on the table in the hall!

Where, oh where are my keys?

I think I have that new, mysterious disease.
It's called, Where, oh Where the hell are my keys?!

© 2017 Barbara Walker


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I resonate with your lines, but it doesn't mean it's happening because we are getting older. My grandson who is 25 suffers from the same complaint. He doesn't just misplace his keys, he loses them! A light hearted write about an irritation that can befall us all.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris!



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I have to agree with Chris, that this isn't necessarily a function of growing older. I lost things about as often when I was young, as now that I'm older. My problem is simply not paying attention to what I'm doing, bouncing along like a pinball, doing more than one thing at a time, then forgetting where I was. My remedy is forcing myself to do only one thing at a time now! *wink! wink!* I love how your poem is stated in relaxed terms, as if comfortable with oneself, despite this frustration (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


Barbara Walker

9 Months Ago

Thanks! again and again!
I resonate with your lines, but it doesn't mean it's happening because we are getting older. My grandson who is 25 suffers from the same complaint. He doesn't just misplace his keys, he loses them! A light hearted write about an irritation that can befall us all.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris!
I don't even think it's an age thing.
The only good thing about losing something, is.
You find other things you've lost.
l like the idea of keys you whistle at, and they buzz back.

Posted 2 Years Ago


oh yes i can relate,i wrote memories,it covers some of this

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you!
 wordman

2 Years Ago

my pleasure,
totally relatable ..they are with my tape measure, screw drivers by the dozens, glasses, important mail and any number of user manuals and mmmmmmmmmmmmm and ughhhhhhhh and ... oh well with all those words that escape there :{
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you!
Fun poem. I can relate to the frenzy one feels when they find that their keys are missing

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hello dearest..that nice and funny..it's nothing every time and age have limitations..in a way it even adds fun to the new Era. .ha ha

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Gee
Never mind the keys Barbara, I often spray deodorant twice before leaving the house as I can never remember whether or not I've already applied.
Enjoyed this

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

3 Years Ago

Oh, but you must smell mahvelous, dahling!
Gee

3 Years Ago

Fragrant......
as we get to the age we are...losing things bothers us so much more...at 20 we would just have considered it normal...too much multi-tasking...mind everywhere at once...now in later age we consider it mind nowhere at once.

i like this.

j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Barbara Walker

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much.Yes, there are a lot of us out here!
LOL... it totally got me chuckle so hard. Opening lines're amazing. They just already had my attention. You write this poetry as fun, perhaps... certainly with not-so fun when it comes to age. Nice imagery here! Completely enjoyed reading this poetry!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barbara Walker

3 Years Ago

Glad you liked it! Thanks.

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Tags: memory, mind, keys, mall, beach

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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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