Whose Concern Is It?

Lost Friends
Lost Friends
Go to the beach
Go to the beach
Late into the night
Late into the night

Whose concern is it?

If I am getting old and wear my grey hair with pride

I’ve met too many, who in their prime have died.

Whose concern is it?

If I wear clothes that are comfortable, even though they are old

I don’t care if they are not in fashion, or featured in vogue.

Whose concern is it?

If at the beach I wear trunks and an ill fitting skin

People laugh, but they too will age and not be so trim.

Whose concern is it?

If I stay on the computer till late at night

Then stay in bed till the sun is high and bright.

Whose concern is it?

If I shed a tear for a lost friend or pet

It is so hard to look back without regret.

Whose concern is it?

If I stayed to fight or I turned to run

I’ve learned to live with whatever I’ve done.

Whose concern is it?

If I have lived, loved and toiled for so very long

That I have earned the right, to sometimes be wrong.

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mib56789 5 years ago

We are ALL Pro-Choice. We are Pro-Life.

We make our own choice. We live our own life.

- I CHOOSE to love myself and everyone else - friend or enemy.

- I CHOOSE to show mercy and compassion to my fellow man, friend or enemy.

- I CHOOSE to accept the responsibility for what I CHOOSE to do in my life and with my life - right or wrong.

Whose concern is it?

It's a matter between me and my God. It's His concern.

aladin 5 years ago

rafken, you've made me wonder and you've made me ponder -


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LisaMarie724 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

I loved this and you are right it is only of your concern. You seem like a person that others would be blessed to know :)

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

So true, so true, rafken. Thanks for expressing it so well.

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Your not the only one in the seniors club, I just reached that edge and feel the right has now been granted me to become a grumpy old man if I feel like. Whose concern is it? nice write, enjoyed it.

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CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

Rafken, this made me smile then start humming - If you are among the very young at heart... I loved it. Great job telling it like it is heh...

Tony DeLorger 6 years ago

Nice sentiment Rafken. Yes age has earned all sorts of rights and I intent to milk them to death. Being comfortable in one's own skin is a wonderful thing as is being unconcerned by the little things. Good one!

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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

You tell 'em rafken!

Like I say, "I was grumpy long before I got old, but now that I am officially a grumpy old man don't give me further reason to bitch...shut up and go away!"

And then I carry on...unconcerned!

Valid sentiment, well done.


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