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And the Bottom Drops out

Updated on August 19, 2013

The boy is young and then gets older

And the bottom drops out
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You are on top of your game and kicking butt.

But the bottom drops out. Do not get me wrong you are still a great man and smarter at your work than any other two. But..... The bottom drops out. You lose your edge. No you still kick their butt. But you do it with finesse. You win but the victory does no longer crush your opponent. Victory is now won in doing well not the competition. The damn bottom drops out. I like smash mouth break his hand with your face fights. But the bottom drops out.

I used to be a good man and every day I did battle against evil and lesser beings. But the bottom dropped out. Now I see good in folk. I love them and bring em along with me. That damned bottom dropped out.

I love the fight but now I love you more. I am really pissed off at someone.

I used to take my wife and sweep her off her feet and be passionate and dangerous. Now I just caress her and tell her how beautiful and wonderful she is to me. I guess the bottom dropped out.

Now I have nothing to give

Because the bottom dropped out!!!

Now cheer up

You know that we are happy. Yes us old boys still got mojo. But it is a different mojo. It is gentleness and attention and an ear to hear. I can do pull ups and as fat as I am can bench press both my wife and son and I can do 40 sit ups in 50 seconds like any good ex marine. But I let the bottom drop out. Somewhere I got old. Damn. At the range I put 10 holes in ten inches. And in the gym I blocked twenty punches in 30 seconds. But the bottom dropped out.

There comes a time to die and a time to live and a time to give. We get old and the bottom drops out.

Let all us retired men give more

Oh my I am not retired but I am 50 years older than my youngest and twenty more than my wife.

Do not you worry for the bottom dropped out. It is ok to come to realize we are not young men any more. Yes I can break a mans fist with face still but I live a quiet life. With a good wife who hounds me every day. Praise the lord.But the bottom dropped.

I reckon something about Testosterone I am not the tough ass kid I used to be. Hells bells and cockershells I am not a young man anymore.

You know what that is ok with me. I hope it sets well with my fine lady wife. But maybe not for the bottom dropped off.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lastheart you grow my heart. Paul wrote to us to meditate. And he helped us understand that scripture is so beautiful and that we must fill our hearts with it.: Philippians 4:8

      8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

      Quoting these wonderful words is a good and right thing to do.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      This is a nice hub Eric, with your own style. I love aging, I am 54, and enjoying every aging signals. Aging has given me freedom of so many things.

      Perhaps, I am a biblicists to some, because I quote the Bible. The Bible gives me all the answers to each one of my questions, by the understanding of the Holy Spirit since it is God's Words for us. Permit me share at least 3 that came to my mine with your phrase: "bottom dropped off".

      Job 12:12 "Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding".

      Proverbs 16:31 "A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness".

      Proverbs 20:29 "The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair".

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So maybe we do not get smarter and better as we age but we do get more efficient.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well when you are ninety that is not such a big deal. hihihi

      She must love me for my lack of money

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jaye, Probably it is more a psyche thing than anything real. And so it is fun to play with while writing. Good friends like you keep us from getting old.

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      Jaye Denman 

      5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Well, Eric, if you can run miles playing with an active youngster and do 40 situps in 50 seconds, I don't think the bottom has quite dropped out for you. Maybe it's slipping a little bit, but you're still okay. (I couldn't do more than a few situps when I was young and in great health.)

      Life usually tells us in one way or another when it's time to slow the pace some. With luck, it will happen gradually and allow you plenty of time to become accustomed to it. But, this point I don't think you need to worry.


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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub Eric. Full of truth and humor. I do know what you mean, although I suppose it manifests differently for women. At 25 and 35, and even pretty much at 45 I could work all day, cook supper, weed the garden, check homework, get the three boys in bed and start my own homework at 9:00 and study till 2:00, sleep till six and then do it all over again.

      It was harder at 45, but I could still do it, but not at 49, slower, and definitely not at 58, got to have much mor sleep and sore muscles take longer to bounce back, and I HATE bifocals, but I NEED them. I guess I got old and the bottom dropped out. :) Theresa Sharing.

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      C. M. Hoisington 

      5 years ago

      Your wife is twenty years younger than you! WTF! I want a wife 20 years younger than me. No fair

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh Bill I wish you were here ten minutes ago before my boy made me run at least four miles playing chase. I am whooped, and that was after horsey and alligator. But we also had to fight some dark knights with our swords. I think I just might sleep well tonight.

      Amen to the great Bill Holland who enriches my every day.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I haven't been in a fight for fifty years and that is fine with me....I am like a fine wine, aging with distinction. :) Love the message.


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