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When Did I Get So Old?

Updated on July 16, 2012
Old Lady Feet
Old Lady Feet

When I got out of bed I looked at my feet

When did I get so old?

As I combed my hair, I noticed all the gray

When did I get so old?

My son told me "your hair's not gray but silver
My son told me "your hair's not gray but silver

While my grandchilden and I were brushing our teeth I stared

When did I get SO WIDE?

I mean old

While I cooked breakfast, I looked at my hands

spotted with age and thin of skin

When did I get so old

I was down on my knees and couldn't get up

When did I get so old?

I don't feel old

Not in my soul

When the me inside looks out of my eyes, everything feels the same.

I am still the same as I was back

when I laid on the ground and looked up at the sky or

when I saw the first flowers of spring and

when I climbed high in a tree and looked down to see my mom jumping frantically around

The question I ask as I talk with my God is


My God
My God

God just shook his head and he laughed at me.

"Carol," he said with a wink of his eye, "Have only two choices life.

You can get old or die young."

I sighed and said, "As always dear Lord, you are right again."

I'm not old

and I became bold.

It's time to turn things around

So I took a trip with my sis

My Sis
My Sis

Up past the bridge

The Mackinaw Bridge
The Mackinaw Bridge

Searched for crayfish on the Au Sable

In search of the elusive crayfish
In search of the elusive crayfish

Where we went searching in vain for a warbler quite rare.

Those warblers where hid in the jack pines of Mich.

Kirkland Warbler
Kirkland Warbler
Jack Pine
Jack Pine

So we stopped and had pasties instead.

My pastie and I
My pastie and I

Then back toTee lake where I learned how to kayak instead!


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