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Wither Away

Updated on November 29, 2015

Wither Away


Wither me wither you, I have something I need to tell you. You see, I turned 90 today a golden age of life.

I know you get frustrated with me because I want to walk without a cane, or when I want to work around my house.

Watching TV is quickly becoming a thing of the past as my eyesight is withering away. Oh what do I do oh what do I do, I really need to tell you.

I fell today and my pride was hurt more than me, it seemed like eternity trying to get to a phone to call you for help.

When you got here you helped me up and started ripping my butt. Use your cane, why were you in there, don't go in there if you need something call us.

I need to tell you something but I'm afraid, my dignity comes into play. I feel like I'm such a burden I really don't know how to say I'm sorry I'm this way. I love you so
very much and I'm not ready to wither away.


So please forgive me when I don't say I need you more and more each day.


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    • The Wise Man 13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Buford Hurley II 

      2 years ago from Flatwoods, Kentucky

      Shyron - Thank you for the kind words. I actually wrote this while sitting with my grandmother a few months back. As I was watching her I could see in her eyes the way she felt. She is a lovely lady.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Buford, you touch my heart with this beautiful piece. We will all be there some day if we live to be your age. My hubby fell and I wrote about it and his fall saved his life, he does not use a cane and I will not push him to do so. Count Down to a Miracle is his story.

      Blessings Buford

    • The Wise Man 13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Buford Hurley II 

      2 years ago from Flatwoods, Kentucky

      Thanks Jodah, much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is beautiful and touching. Well written, and I am sure you have captured exactly what many of our elder citizens feel.

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