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Aging Gracefully
by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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  Mark Twain once observed
When your friends begin
To flatter you on
How young you look
It's a sure sign
You are getting old...

Women try looking younger
Using available artificial means
Men often make a statement
That age is a state of mind
And so often resort to adventure,
Mountaineering and hard sports.

Aging gracefully is so cool
Can't people stop worrying
About the anxieties of their age!
Instead of excitement and adventure
Why not cultivate some cerebral hobbies
For every living being it's a cycle after all.
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February 08, 2013
More By: Dr. Jaipal Singh
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Comments on this Poem

Comment I absolutely agree, Kunduji. In our life-cycle, every phase has its relative advantages and disadvantages and it is up to us how we take it. Apparently, we have at least one common trait i.e. affinity with people older than our age. I recall from the long years in civil service, during our chess and badminton sessions, one of my bosses (seventeen years senior to me) used to tell me on several occasions that with me he never had a feeling as if he was interacting with a junior or less mature officer.

Kunduji, I understand you are located in Delhi. May be we shall meet or establish contact someday.

jairathore
05/04/2013 02:59 AM

Comment Rathoreji, I am aging gracefully. I never ever think of hiding my age. I remember the day I was first called Kaaku by a stranger. And only the other day I was first called Daadu by another stranger. I always thought men assume grace when they grow older. Right from younger days I always had affinity with people much older than me. Wise words in poetic form. Good job.

Sharbaaniranjan Kundu
05/03/2013 03:15 AM

Comment Thank you so much, Seshu Ji.

jairathore
02/13/2013 23:41 PM

Comment Thanks for your wise words,sir.

Seshu Chamarty
02/12/2013 01:27 AM

Comment Thanks a lot.

jairathore
02/10/2013 05:45 AM

Comment Good idea, sir

Anugrah
02/09/2013 22:21 PM

Comment Rupradha JI, I'm glad you liked it.

jairathore
02/09/2013 06:08 AM

Comment Thanks a lot, Kulbir Ji.

One of my colleague, who is completing sixty years and retiring this month, spoke to me previous evening about some adventures and mountaineering trip in coming weeks that inspired me to write this...

jairathore
02/09/2013 05:44 AM

Comment very nice..

Rupradha
02/09/2013 04:55 AM

Comment Jai Sahib,

Will act on your good advice.

Kulbir
02/08/2013 14:43 PM




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