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Time, The Universe, and Me

Updated on February 18, 2015

A Poem

As I enter my 73rd year,

it seems The universe tries me more.

Gravity has taken over.

Everything I drop lands on the floor.

Gravity knows I cannot pick it up,

and so it ridicules me

by grabbing everything my hands let slip

so everyone can see.

Often doors boast "Handicapped Accessible"

But they shut before I can get my jazzy through.

There is no easy way to open them.

Handicapped buttons are far too few.

I have always known there is a black hole in my house.

It has eaten the mate to many a shoe.

But it has grown immensely

since my memory is slightly askew.

Has time changed it's axis?

Everything takes me twice as long.

I think the clocks are moving faster

than they did when I was young.


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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I know the feeling. I love your playing at the Orem Friendship Center. Wishing you a happy, healthy, and even joyful 2016.