I Met An Old Lady - Poem About Aging

You know you're getting old when you think getting lucky is finding your car in the parking lot!

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I'm An Aging Older Woman

I met an old lady wrinkled and thin

Her eyes greeted mine

Ranting please let me in


This same old lady I met down the road

Her burden so heavy was too big a load


Her old bones were thinning,

She’s faced her last inning


Where’s the young girl with image so clear

She slowly gets older year after year


Stay away old lady get out of my way

You’ve stolen my youth

Day after day


You’ve robbed me of energy

Leaving me weak

I now need a face-lift

It’s time for a tweak


I’ll not use a cane or a walker forbid

I’ll walk tall and limber the way I once did


Once firm and perky you’ve ruined "the girls"

No white hair for me

With those tiny tight curls


I’ll live with my pain all day and all night

And when I have to I’ll put up a fight


Stay away from my mirror, stay away from my door

I can still exercise I just stay on the floor


When I am ready to age and grow old

I’ll send you a message I’ll join the fold


Though gravity pulls and everything sags

I 'm staying young I won’t pack my bags


My youth is forever my youth evermore

Yes, I’m a dreamer that’s what youths for


I paint my own picture I sing my own song

So farewell old lady I’m where I belong.

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Funny Quotes On Aging By Ellen DeGeneres And Andy Rooney

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.” - Ellen DeGeneres

“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80%of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!” - Andy Rooney

The Late George Carlin

Do You Know This?

Soda Prematurely Ages You. A host of maladies is scientifically linked with carbonated beverages including brittle bones, pancreatic cancer, muscle weakness and paralysis.

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

― Sophia Loren

Aging Statistics From The Administration On Aging

The older population—persons 65 years or older—numbered 46.2 million in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2014. People 65+ represented 14.5% of the population in the year 2014 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040.

Source: http://www.aoa.gov/Aging_Statistics/

© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Cheers vocalcoach. A poem for all time, as it were. Good luck with the challenge, no looking back.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Really nice coach, and take good care of those 'perky girls'!:-)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Will...I just had the laugh of the week! You are so funny. Made my day - and night. Gracias, amigo :)


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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

I love the spirit of this poem, and your rhymes made it so fun. The video is so enjoyable! I'm looking forward to more hubs!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. The age may getting old but the spirit always still young. This was your first poem? But I love this one and you make it more beautiful. I really adore your talent. Thumbs up for you.

Prasetio


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

You did it again, coach.Excellent work once more.

Age is just a matter of mind. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter, so goes the cliché. With age, comes experience. Tagging along is wisdom.

Way to go, my friend. God bless.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I'm with you, vocalcoach, I don't want to let the future old lady take me over, not yet, not yet. I'm still 25 years old in my mind.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I love it, especially ?"Once firm and perky, you’ve ruined "the girls" as I am dealing with that issue myself. Here is a funny story for you. I was telling someone about the senior citizen center and all they can do there when I realized I can too. I AM a senior citizen! How did that happen?!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

mckbirdbks - You're a "shot in the arm" and it means so much to see you here. My fingers sit paralyzed at the keyboard. What to write? Will my hub be "good enough?" What if its already been written. Need to clear my brain, calm down and "let my fingers do the walking". And...I'm Off!!!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

So funny, Audrey, and yet so true. But you can always proclaim (like me), I still have everything I had when I was a young girl.

It's just lower! Heh, heh. :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Prasetio - I can always count on you, my friend, to make me feel good about my hubs. I thank you for that. When I wrote this poem, I was wishing I were 21 again, knowing what I know now. But perhaps, I would not be who I am today if not for all my mistakes. You are a great blessing to me. I acknowledge all that you have taught me.

Your hub page family is grateful for you and your stunning hubs. Peace and happiness...


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

This is a good one. I'd like to share it with my Mom!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Charlotte - Your kind comments have made my day! You should see the big smile on my face :) What a difference hub support makes. A few thoughtul words can bring such energy and enthusiasm to us. You have done that for me and I thank you!!!


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Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

You are most welcome, I love to read your comments - whether to me, or to other hubbers. I love how you bring so much cheer and encouragement (and humor too!) to all of us! You are such an inspiration. I hope when I grow up I can be like you!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

vocalcoach - got a kick out of this....I am apparently older than I thought I was - my brain shaved a year off but the kids reminded me:) lol

I don't mind the getting older - in my experience some things have gotten much easier while others are new challenges. Like how to properly roll out of the bed so I don't twist my back! lol Voted up!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I Shall Chant This Spell With Faith Vocalcoach!;)


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I've noticed, vocalcoach, that aging is about attitude and yours shines. I can see from your photo, you don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk, 'cause, lady, you are hot!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

theseuse - I'm thrilled to learn that age is a matter of mind - that makes me 21 again! Thank you for approving of my little poem and so grateful for your words of wisdom. Your friend - vocalcoach


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

You go Audrey! Aging only happens if we let it in the door and i've got my door bolted! Funny one, i enjoyed.


writer20 5 years ago

Great poem. Now I'll cover my mirrors up bolt my door. Opps, it's a little for that. Oh my!.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

You've really captured the struggle of the ageing self in denial, perhaps? Well written and worth reading aloud to many others.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

chspublish - Ah, you caught me...in denial :) I confess, (good for the soul). Given the alternative to growing old, I prefer ageing. So glad you liked my hub. Thank you, my friend.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

writer! Hahaha!!! I feel the same way. I love it. You are so clever with words. You should see the mammouth smile on my face. Gracias :)


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I really enjoyed this hub. I believe attitude is a major component of aging as well. Rated awesome.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

You will never age a day Audrey, not with your outlook on life! Wonderful hub - up and useful and awesome!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Vocalcoach, yes, gravity can be so cruel!!!

What a superb hub and refreshing way to look at aging. You have my vote!

Cloverleaf.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I Loved the last paragraph of this Hub Poem...It's so uplifting. We age, but we can fight it every step of the way...Love You and your Hubs my Friend!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I love this poem vocal! Everything you wrote here is so true and I will not send that message yet either:)) Thanks for this great moment in your corner, voted up!

Tina


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I love the line, once firm and perky....So funny

A great fun hub, many thanks Audrey and voting up!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Cloverleaf - I admit to having fun with this one. Glad you approved. BTW - check out my hub on "30 day challenge-again". You were my inspiration for that as you shall see when you read it! I owe you!!!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Movie Master - always so nice to see you. Thanks for liking my little poem. I try to see the humor in everything...even growing older. BTW - your daughter is fantastic. You did good!!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hello again Audrey,, I too always try to see the humour in everything, which can be quite bizarre at times!

Thank you, Cloverleaf has done so well, that's great she was an inspiration to you - I'm very proud of her!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Audrey,

Thanks for sharing this gem I vote up and away. Here's to a long time to come of hubsharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Age is merely a state of mind, vocal. I feel "forever young" and glad you do as well... Voted UP & AB!

Keep going and proud of your challenge, mar!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Let's put it this way, the alternative really stinks!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Nice work. Growing old graciously is the way to go.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

What a gem of a poem. You're right on sister. (ooops am I showing my age ?? Never!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

GL - Nah - you will never show your age, for you are eternally young. And let me go off-topic long enough to thank you for being my very first supporter here on HP.

I owe you big time. Tell me your birthday month (no year needed) :)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow this is spot on. What a wonderful poem. Age is in the eye of the beholder, we are as young as we think we are. Brilliant Vocalcoach, voting up and pressing your buttons too.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

acaetnna - You sweetie you. Here you are, the goddess of love poetry and still you find nice things to say about my humble attempt. Is it any wonder that all of hubland loves you?


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Vocalcoach, This is a great poem. So funny and clever.. I'm not sure why, but somehow I feel this poem was written just for me! Haha I'm gonna go exercise now and if you don't hear from me for awhile, come look for me on the floor! LOL Voted up!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Rusticliving ~ You're so cute! Aging is a fight to the finish and I will be in the ring with my gloves on to the very end.

BTW...I'm so darn proud of you. Very glad you joined HP even if you did forget to sign up under me. :-)

Your hubs are so amazing and written like the pro you are. Hugs!


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

vocalcoach, Your poem is charming and resonates with the truth of what is just around the corner for many of us. I just wrote a hub on Old Age and will link it to this poem.

Thanks, voted up and awesome!

Mekenzie


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Mekenzie ~ It's so nice to see you. I'm very glad you like my poem and thanks so much for linking it to your hub. I'm going to go check it out right now! Thanks for the vote up and awesome.


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa

VocalCoach, i am sad to say i could not vote...my body feels like 90 but my spirit has no age, but it tends to feel very youthful. it is quite a contrast, that i can feel ageless and youthful at the same time. i loved your poem, it made me giggle. i have never tried to avoid physically growing old, to me it is the opportunity to grow wiser. at 42 i have almost as many silver hairs as my mother does. and that's alot. if i wasn't disabled with fibro my body might more closely match my spirit in its youthfullness. but i rejoice in the experiences my body goes through, they make me a stronger and more understanding person.

again, wonderful hub. take care.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

timcgaa70 - I congratulate you for your fantastic attitude toward aging inspite of the burden of living with fibro. A terrible, debilitating disease. I too, have a spirit much like yours, Although I am now in my 70's my youthful spirit refuses to age.

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I admire your strength and your understanding. Ok if I send you a Hub Hug?


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi voclacoach,

Aging is something I see always see around. There is no escape from this phenomena. I enjoyed reading your take on aging.

Cheers


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello Vinaya - Aging happens to all of us. A sense of humor is necessary as we progress in years. But we can always think young, especially from the heart. Thank you my friend.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You, my dear friend will never be old. Your spirit is too alive and frisky. In addition you wouldn't want to get to ahead of Johnny Depp :)

I love that joke by Ellen. Her humor will also never get old! :)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Gee, I almost forgot about Johnny - can't let that happen. Isn't Ellen the best? Next to you, of course. "cause - "You are the sunshine in my life..." Thank you Linda.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I came back for a second read. I believe oldness is just a feeling.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Audrey! I love this poem as much as I hate gravity! Thanks for another great read.

HubHugs~


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hee Hee! I always remember a poem I wrote off the top of my head years ago about old age:

oh how I hate that mirror

it really niggles me

it shows up every spot

that no one else can see

the wrinkles and the sagging

the liver spots by the score

oh how I hate that mirror

I just won't look in it anymore! lol!

love your poem, and voted up and everything!!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This is really good work


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Vinaya - Thank you for coming back. I agree with you. Aging is a state of mind. I will be forever young :)

K9keystrokes - I'm glad you liked my poem and gravity is no friend of mine either. :) You're the best!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Nell - I love your hilarious poem! Your humour is unequaled. So happy to see you here and thanks for your marvelous contribution!

lovedoctor926 - Thanks so much for your comments. Appreciate your coming by!

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