The Age Is Not Me

Updated on June 11, 2018

What’s so wrong about wrinkles?
On my face, on my clothes
People matter, not how they look
The sounds they make though
The music they compose
The thoughts they suppose
The pages in a book
It will never be read
It will never be said
Because nobody ever heard me

What's so wrong about a grey sky?
It’s like that, depending on the sun
It’s the view but the hot is what it took
I close the blinds, then I open them
It’s all my face can compose
It’s my age all I can suppose
But my mind, maybe you should look
Now you know, it’s my place
But time will never be my race
Because nothing you say can rush me

What’s so wrong with black and white?
The movies and the difference
Color is not a saint or a crook
What’s best is not what you might think
Not the past you might compose
Not the truth you might suppose
Was it just the lies your fears took?
I wonder what happened to faith
The seventh day became the eighth
The one God said is not a part of me


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      Mark Lecuona 7 days ago from Austin, Texas

      I think you're right about their introduction to our country. They acknowledged life was never the same after that. They were used to some level of adulation in England and Europe but not like what they got over here. It was an amazing moment in time; one unlikely to occur again like that. It was like the moon landing, 9/11 or JFK's assassination. You remember it well and it was something that gripped everyone.

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      Peggy Woods 9 days ago from Houston, Texas

      I also watched the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. I believe that was their introduction to the American audience if I am not mistaken. We did not miss the color back then. My grandparents had a color television set prior to my parents getting one. Occasionally we would all go over to their house to watch some of those colorized shows.

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      Mark Lecuona 9 days ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you for commenting Peggy. I like black and white movies too. I like the feel of how life used to be and how we can experience the emotion no matter the limitations of technology at the time. We had a black and white TV when I was young too. I saw The Beatles in black and white on Ed Sullivan as a child! The memory is very colorful...

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      Peggy Woods 10 days ago from Houston, Texas

      I liked black and white movies and black and white television shows. A black and white television set was the first TV my parents owned. The wrinkles on my face show that kind of age and it is fine with me.


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