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Old age snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking…

Used to run and used to laugh
Used to be able to get out of the bath
Used to jump and used to skip
Before I got these sore legs and sore hips
Never used to be this way
Never used to puff like I do nowadays
Never used to take so many pills
Never thought I would ever be so “over the hill”
But old age snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking!

Everything is “heading south”
Deep lines have formed around my eyes and my mouth
Don’t have to shave my legs so much
Instead long dark hairs on my face must be plucked
Energy now I sadly lack
Grey hairs in my eyebrows now outnumber the black
My metabolism is slowing down
No longer skinny, I now carry way too any pounds
Because old age snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking!

I know I’m not on my “last legs” yet
In fact I’ve probably got twenty years left
And although my mind is saying “seize the day”
My body is saying “have a nana nap today”
Time is slowing me down and making me tired
A few of my six cylinders, they no longer fire
The mind is willing, but the body grows weary
Odd things upset me now and it makes me feel teary
Because old age snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking!

Because still in my mind I am only eighteen
I want to turn cartwheels, run around, let off steam
There is so much in life I still want to achieve
So much to discover while I can still breathe
So much to learn still, time it just flew
So much left to accomplish, so much left still to do
So much I still want to do in this life
So many big dreams inside my mind running rife
If only old age hadn’t snuck up me when I wasn’t looking!
© Noelene Kuzman

Created in Photoshop

Credits -
Lady – indeed_stock
Bench – free stock
Child with Basket – atistatplay
Daffodils – zememz
Shrub – zememz
Girl Cartwheeling – crappy_stock
Girl Running – miha3lla
Family – falln_stock
Boy Kneeling – stockmichelle
Boy in Red Shirt – CrewStock
Boy Laying Down – CrewStock
Textures – LadyAmdis, darkrose42

Tags

photomanipulation, noelene kuzman, sea change, old, cartwheel

Photo taken with a Canon 5D Mk ll

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Comments

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Brilliant !

  • Thanks so much Kala :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellover 1 year ago

    So very cool, sensational work

  • Thankyou Maxwell :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago


    20 January 2013

  • Thanks Linda :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 1 year ago

    It sure does! This is lovely! :O)

  • Ha ha, thanks Vanessa :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    I’m afraid it’s true!!! Lovely poem and beautiful image!!!

  • Definately, thanks so much Lynn :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Great poem,,and awesome work!!!

  • Thankyou for your wonderful comment Dlouise :)

    – Sea-Change

  • cindy50
    cindy50over 1 year ago

    This really is lovely artwork!! well done!

  • Thanks very much Jacqui :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamover 1 year ago

  • How wonderful!! Thanks so very much Donna :)

    – Sea-Change

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago
  • Thanks so much for the feature Ramesh, very much appreciated :)

    – Sea-Change

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thankyou so much :)

    – Sea-Change

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