Shawn L. Bird

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poem- ancient understatement April 7, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:23 pm
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My father,

born 1914,

grumbles about his sore eye

and sighs,

“I guess

I’m getting old.”



(True story).


30 Responses to “poem- ancient understatement”

  1. komarovstyle Says:

    Good one…….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Arianna Editrix Says:

    So your da is older than mine would be? Amazing!

  3. God bless him. He sounds as if age has no meaning for him.

    • Well, he’s gone quite blind and considerably deaf, and that frustrates him no end, but other than those minor inconveniences, he’s doing very well. He’s even the goalie on their Old Folks floor hockey team. lol

  4. ๐Ÿ™‚ lucky guy!

  5. davidprosser Says:

    Must have had you in his late eighties / early nineties Shawn.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  6. aishpandey Says:

    good short poem ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Scott Says:

    Ah, I can identify with that line. It as a privilege. Only those of us who live long enough to grow old can truthfully make that statement.

  8. macjam47 Says:

    You’ve just got to love dads!

  9. beijas Says:

    And you tell him, “Not yet, Dad.” Too sweet!

  10. Diana N. Din Says:

    Understatement of the year! Really nice short poem though, really relatable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. colonialist Says:

    I hope he got a few brisk, ‘Oh, nonsense!’ -es, ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. This reminds me of my Dad, who still drives and lives life at the young age of 94! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. skykinwrite Says:

    Wow! He can still see! Good genes.

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