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When Will A Man Be Too Old (limerick)

Updated on July 13, 2013

My old father wept and he whined

When he was to care home assigned

In disgust he loomed

And insults exhumed

Till cute nurses bloomed changed of mind


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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Lol..Bet there's a waiting list for this place, better get my name down:-))

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like it was time for him to flirt.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Men don't get old... age does... it's perhaps just the natural power of beauty (I mean cute!) lol.... it makes the heart pound to life.

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      Ahhh, cute! Unlike females, men seldom think that they are washed up, too old, or ugly. They seem to have more self-esteem. Gray hair does not bother most of them. I like that kind of attitude. "Love yourself," I say.

      This limerick reminds me of my grandfather who was simply torn when he was assigned to a nursing home. Very soon after he began to get caring attention from the nurses, he decided that he loved his new home. The family worked together to make sure that he had a daily visit from one or more of us. He finally decided that his new "place" was not bad after all. It is so important that those wonderful patriarchs are not neglected, abused, or lonely. Papa died happy enough at 94.

      Thanks for sharing your limerick!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      An old man with a good memory.Hee..

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      A man is only too old in his head, as you have pointed out.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      We are only too old when we think we are.

      Voted up, funny, and awesome.

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      If and when I go into care, I hope the nurses will be young men!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Short and sweet. Yes, even if he couldn't do anything about it, he at least had incentive to dream . . .

      Up and shared! ;)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cleverly written !

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A good nurse is priceless. God Bless You.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a lovely way to fade into oblivion. :)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Your dear old dad discovered pleasantly

      That 'A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody.'

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      That would certainly do it!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Cute seems to get a guy everytime.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Funny!He will never grow old if he is always surrounded by those cute nurses:)

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      A man is never too old. I saw an old man who was reputed to be unaware of his his surroundings, suddenly get excited at a picture of a woman in a bathing suit.

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      Great poem. Mhatter 99

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Cute one ... til their boss lady walks in. You're always good for a laugh, MH.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      LOL..... Hmmm, cute nurses! Men!! Good one, MH!

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      RealityTalk 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Being that I am no 56 years old, I can appreciate this Hub. I hope to be as blessed when my kids commit me to the home.

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      He's never too old to appreciate the delights of youth and beauty! The good thing is that they refocused his thoughts and reminded him of another more healthier and viral time. Voted up and funny.