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A Haiku - Youth

Updated on February 26, 2015

A Haiku - Youth

Once upon a time....

That's what youth is....only once.

Fuss, fume....and it's gone.

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Here are a choice of acrostic poems on Youth....

Youth is anyone under 18.

Older folks, anyone over 40.

Under 70 can still be youthful.

Turning 75 is a mileston some never reach.

Heaven is waiting after age 80.

Some reach even beyond 100, and tell us how.

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You'd like to be youthful always.

Old age is always someone else.

Using the years wisely can keep you young.

Trust me, you will look back with fondness.

Help will be welcome one day soon.

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Your potential has no limits.

Open doors await your entrance.

Usual pastimes often count for little.

Train the mind to serve the body.

Harken to good thinkers, and learn from the mistakes of others.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Young only once.

Over all too soon.

Unlikely to learn it all.

Training now for later.

Healthy habits established then (or not at all.)



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The days of our youth are fewer than the days we spend remembering them.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - That's the spirit old girl!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I will never get old, as I shall not grow up.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I wonder at times, if politicians are just little boys grown larger and with more power. It seems as if lately those here in the U. S. have shown little youthfulnes in going about their sworn duties.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Age is but a number. Youth may be fleeting but I believe as long as we remain young at heart a piece of youth hangs on. We also have those special memories which can bring us back at any time. I've always felt that if I can still recognize myself in the mirror I'm doing alright.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      AliciaC - Thanks for regularly stopping by, it's the reward for the effort, and we all appreciate it.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These are interesting poems. I especially like the idea of training the mind to serve the body.

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      Perspycacious 3 years ago

      Ericdierker - Isn't it at least 95% of the foundation for what comes next? As such, youth is precious beyond any other portion of life. Thanks for the comment, Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      For me this was a great reminder of how precious youth really is. Thank you.