The act of aging is no blight;
unless I’m wrong, I could be right –
An act of love is no mistake,
except for those who cannot wait.
Patience is a virtue, dear;
and now I’ve learned too late I fear.
Goodness goes in time of need,
a boon bestows on act and deed.
Courage girds the buckling knees;
virtuous words, a couple of “please.”
Forgive, forget, two acts of right;
to live regret, will stew all night
and cast a pall of rue at light.
That plum I ate? was aged so;
if truth be told, I now admit,
(in aftermath, you need to know)
It wasn’t that good –
so get over it!
Copyright © 2011 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.
i loved this one Tink… it’s a great one ♡
thank you xoxo
Bwahaha. Love the addition of prunes. Seems like a few of us are reflecting on aging right now.
Ha! Very clever. (And, btw, I love your dog.) K.
thank you…and that’s Isabelle.
Great rhyme and rhythm… it adds to the light tone here… I enjoyed it!
clever, funny, (love the prunes!) and, I have to agree with manicdaily – love the dog picture! Here’s my entry this week: http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/drafting-personal-census/ happy rally!
….that’s Isabelle, and that’s her couch.
Yes I very clever write!!
wisdom, done nicely! 🙂
it’s so easy to tell other people to get over it, and then hard to do it ourselves. i guess it’s good to have support groups
LOL I loved this .. the rhyme and bouncy rhythm made it so jovial to read … “Get over it!” made me laugh 🙂
I love the line “…courage girds the buckling knee…” The end-rhymes make your poem work. I hear something in this poem–talent. Keep writing, especially pay close attention to craftsmanship. Study the art and master it. I hear something, and it’s something poetically wonderful.
Haha! I got all kinds of images in my mind about where this one is going! Thanks for the laugh, Tink!
Hee-hee! Terrific. : )
“the act of aging is no blight” …so true! reminds me of where i am now…thanks for sharing…
This is a charming write and a great expression, patience is truly rewarding and difficult, something I have to work with myself daily! Enjoyed, thank you for the visit and comment on my piece this week, my best to you! ~ Rose
Good one! I’m getting out the face cream. Ugh!
Haha, I love this! Especially as I’ve just had a birthday and I’ve been panicking over getting closer to 30 when I still feel about 12 in my head.
I love the riff on the plums. Do we all riff on plums at some point or another? Poor WCW, we honor him by mocking him.
Great poem Tink. Great poem!
Wonderful poem. Happy rally
I love William Carlos Williams, so you get extra points from me just for the allusion to a great poem! =)
This got me thinking, sir. What do the plums represent?
glad you asked. my whole piece comes from a poem by William Carlos Williams (This Is Just To Say), a famous piece, and I took a humorous slant with it. It’s funny you ask about plums, because the first time I wrote mine, I put ‘prunes’ and not plums, because prunes can be allied to old-age; but I took it out so as to ‘fit’ properly with Mr. Williams’ poem. that’s the story. thanks for asking, though.
Fun and witty piece! Fully enjoyed 😉
Very well written.. with a touch of wit and sarcasm,
I like a life with no regrets….enjoyed this ~
My favorite line: An act of love is no mistake, except for those who cannot wait. 🙂
Ha ha ha! Really nicely put together…
Wow, this is full of wisdoms. You have written it in such a beautiful way. It was like walking through a field of wild roses – the beautiful smell, but got pricked a fair few times.
I extremely like this, truth, wit, and humor, lol, thank you, much appreciated, WS
Fabulous! I loved this part “Forgive, forget, two acts of right;
to live regret, will stew all night!!! Blessings, Terri
I smell Williams. 😉
My favorite line is “courage girds the buckling knees.” Guess that’s what I need to hear at the moment.
Thanks for reading!
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