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When I suggested that she let me publish her lively verses, Mrs. Chong-Lee responded positively. So to all our young once and young ones, please read the very down to earth but soul-stirring lines...
Thank you Judy.
Sharing with my close ones this poem I penned in May 2020 during the lock down. For the inspiration of fellow seniors 🙂.
Age they say is just a number
But the higher I go I seem dumber.
I've never been as old as I am now
To the march of time I must bow.
Simple chores no longer automatic
Auto-pilot programs gone erratic.
Things often get lost or go missing
Tasks to do need constant reminding.
Add on to these my new miseries
The sad pain of physical disabilities.
From birth to death we face life stages
Same for everyone through the ages.
With all our experience and wisdom
Age constraints restrict our freedom.
Since the past is already long gone
Please don't let it keep us forlorn.
The present is really a great gift
To live with joy as we daily drift.
The future is undecided for all
Just be very careful not to fall.
We're here on a wondrous journey
Aspiring to reach our divine destiny.
If there's still a dream or ambition
Go for it... too old for any inhibition.
For many they say life begins at 40
At 70 we could be young (once) as 30.
So cast away the cares every onus
To live these golden years is a bonus.
I want to live well laugh and love much
So my dear friends please stay in touch.
Judy Chong - Lee [Mrs. Jimmy PresLee]
*Click comments below, please, one by Chow Wen Hing especially...
Yours too are welcome.
Here's a short list of songs with similar themes that could interest you:
1 Life - Elvis Presley [Mrs. Judy Chong's choice on YouTube]
2 Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
3 Against the Wind - Bob Seger/Silver Bullet Band
4 Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
5 Those Were They Days - Mary Hopkin
6 It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
7 Yesterday When I Was Young - Roy Clark
8 My Way - Paul Anka
9 Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra
10 Forever Young - Rod Stewart
11 Just Young - Paul Anka
12 The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
13 The Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
14 Enjoy Yourself - Doris Day
15 In Our Old Age - Kenny Rogers
16 That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Gene Autry
17 Silver Threads Among The Gold - Will Oakland
18 We'll Meet Again - Johnny Cash
19 September Song - Willie Nelson
20 Rocking Chair - Hoagy Carmichael