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Wouldn't It Be Great


If We Had A Few Hot Tips Before Every day

An early jump on what's good and what to stay away from

You think we would know by now

Not true

At least for me

I have to learn some of the same lessons

That thought I learned years ago

I don't know if I am forgetting with age

Maybe I am slowing down

Either way I am taking a step back instead of forward

Here are some of the little things I have noticed

Then I will get to the bigger ones later

Eat a good serving of fruits and vegetables every day

The fruits are no problem

I love fruit

Apples and pears and don't forget to pass me those delicious grapes

Vegetables I seem to forget

I try to have a garden salad but I don't think that is enough

It is so easy to slip up

Go for the cookies and the sweets

Then eight hours of sleep a day

Now for years that has never happened

I am lucky if I get five or six hours

More and more I am trying to throw in a half hour cat nap

That will help but not correct the problem

There is not enough time in the day

The list continues

Read a few pages from a book a little every day

I have a new Android phone and it has a lot of cool features

For one thing, it has a nice big screen

Then it has a huge memory

I can go on the Internet real easy

For the longest time

An old flip phone was good enough

I didn't need another gadget

I certainly didn't want to pay over a hundred dollars a month

For a cell phone bill like everyone else

I have found the convenice of the camera alone

Is a great feature

I love taking pictures of everything

Then the battery life lasts so long

The more I use the phone

The less I want to read

Now let us skip over more of the small stuff

Let's go right for the jugular

Exercise is becoming less and less

I get preoccupied with other things

That takes up time

Words that I thought I knew how to spell

Are becoming more and more confusing

Knowledge that I learned way back when

In school, I have to think about

History and geography questions

I had to have known them one time or another

Now it is a little bit fuzzy

I find I stopped making a things-to-do list

Then I have no control

I am all over the place

I am like a car out of alignment

My life keeps on drifting to the left when I want to go straight

Maybe this is just part of getting old

This is new to me

I have never been 56 before

In a conversation, I have said to other people

I am 55

Then after a quick thought

No, I am not

But too late to change it

What will people think?

Here is a guy who doesn't know his own age

Well for all you youngsters out there

Enjoy every day

Make it count

Because one day you may even mix up your numbers

Then catch yourself after

So enjoy the littlest things now

They might seem a lot harder as you age

So this is life

Beautiful and always changing



DREAM ON (author) on November 13, 2019:

Audrey Hunt The challenge is on. I am relying on all my knowledge that I have gained over the years to guide me even further. Each experience can give me new insight. Small breakthroughs that stimulate my thoughts and my mind. Writing helps me refocus and concentrate on things that are important. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful day.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 10, 2019:

Ah, yes...aging is not for sissys! I still make a "to do" list, then forget to check my list. Somehow, this marvelous poem helps me feel better about the effects of reaching my golden years.

Well said, my friend, and thank you!

DREAM ON (author) on November 06, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee I know you can figure out what's next. Just take it slow step by step, Think how far you have come and then imagine where you want to do next. I do this all the time. I feel I am coming closer and closer to my dreams. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I hope all is fabulous. Talk soon.

DREAM ON (author) on November 06, 2019:

Shannon Henry Not so fast. You are better than you think. I just have been so busy I haven't had much time to put the comments in. I have read your comment over a few times and each time I say now is the time. Sure enough, I did something else. Pressed for time but never out of luck. I appreciate all your comments and suggestions. When I get the time I reread my poem and see if I wrote it the way I wanted it to be. On rare occasions I make a few changes. Sometimes work is so busy that I have to catch my breath. My wife does so much for me and when I can I try to show her a world of appreciation, by little surprises around the house. I appologize for the long wait. Thank you so much for spending your time on my hubs. Have a great day.

DREAM ON (author) on November 06, 2019:

Devika Primic As I get older the littlest things become more difficult. I have to think about something when before I would just do it. Reading any book or newspaper I have to look for my reading glasses or I can only read a few lines and then begin to squint. Working in the yard all day. Now half-way through my body has had enough and I have to stop. I am aware of different aches and pains that I never had before. I have to get things done so I push myself farther and keep going. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I hope you have a lovely night.

Devika Primic on November 06, 2019:

It gets harder when one doesn't understand the uses but age allows you to learn from that experience. Great idea for a hub.

Shannon Henry from Texas on November 04, 2019:

I know I read this the other day. I thought I left a comment, but apparently not. Hmmm....am I an example of what you're saying in this poem? LOL

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 01, 2019:

Oh yes, life is always changing indeed. I landed one writing job working from keyword topics on large spreadsheets. The problem is this is all new to me and the topics are like speaking a foreign language. All I can do is give it a go and hope they like what I present to them. Everything has to be saved on Google docs and I have to check plagiarism and Grammarly before I submit and then after I have done some I can do some praying but if it works out the money even though not too much will be great to see, Hope you and yours have a great weekend,

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 31, 2019:

I think that what you describe is true for everyone in some form or another. For instance, I'm only 37 and I've done the same thing shortly after a birthday. Kind of like when the year changes over to a new one. And sometimes I forget words or use the wrong one. But I just blame it on my high blood pressure. LOL

DREAM ON (author) on October 31, 2019:

BRENDA ARLEDGE Each day brings on a new adventure and many different thoughts. I keep on trying to change my future to something I will always look forward to and appreciate how far I have come. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Happy Halloween.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 30, 2019:

This is a poem so true to me. I never yhought i needed a better phone but i love the one I upgraded too.

Sleep seems to be so inconsistent. ..lucky to get 6 hrs, So i do nap in the day.

There is never enough time in my day...but it sometimes seems like there should be...like maybe I am not scheduling it appropriately.

As far as reading books...if it's not on my phone it usually takes months. If it is on my phone then it gets done in a day.

I'm not sure if this is age related or just that things are more convenient.

Enjoyed the read.

DREAM ON (author) on October 30, 2019:

John Hansen When we are young we go non stop and have so much energy. Now I keep thinking I am that kid but by midday, I am exhausted. Because I am a cook I walk all day long. So I am forced to exercise. I try to do anything more when I can. Thank you for reading and sharing. It's good to know other people feel the same way. I have always taken one a day vitamin ever since I was young. I am blessed with good health and only get a slight cold one or two days a year. I am able to shake it off. Wishing you and your family good health. Have an amazing night.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 30, 2019:

I can relate to a lot of your concerns, DreamOn. I sometimes have to subtract my birthdate from the current year to remember my age exactly. I tend to automatically prefer to still be the age I was the birthday before last lol. It is also to keep up the amount of regular exercise I once did, though every now and then I step it up. Eight hours sleep, what's that...five or six if I'm lucky, and maybe a nap during the day occasionally.

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