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Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)

When determination becomes noticeably,
A lifestyle change...
For the one who knows a letting go,
Is not easy.
Regardless of the speed of it to do.

It is the moving on without words to explain,
This movement that first occurs in one's mind.
Or can be defined in words to understand.
To make understood what isn't to happen.

And that makes the difference between,
Living within mental limits.
And discussing with others,
A growing older as one ages...
Enforced by perceived physical restrictions.
You know...
The hips, the butt, legs and feet.
And back rubs needed on a frequent basis.

A growing UP as one ages.
Determined to remove limits to live them.
As a means to portray what being old is.
This is found to be too time consuming.
And less appreciated if not adventuring,
To explore the experience of the blessing!
Live to get it and live is a blessing.
And not a reason to enhale,
Ointments that are mentholated.
And medications time released.
Yet stored in a pillbox.
To have forgotten where it is.
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Submitted by lpahtillah on June 22, 2021

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