Saturday, August 26, 2017

My younger days

This is going back a few years. This was me, half a century ago


My Younger Days

by Maya Angelou

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's the comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose-
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?

I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
It's the outside's changed a bit.

12 comments:

  1. You are adorable! But you look like you did not want your picture taken! LOVE this poem, it is new to me!

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  2. love the blast from the past and the poem is soooo true...didn't we all wear our hair like that when we were young? you are da bomb... love you

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  3. That is one terrific poem. I am right there with you on all the changes.Getting old is not fun but it beats the alternative. Have a good day Ann.

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  4. Ann another hidden talent in your creativity persona!!! You do look the same...:)JP

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  5. Don't you just love these old pics!? Brings back memories and makes you wonder what your mom was doing with she fixed your hair or picked out that dress! Adorable......

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  6. Such a cute photo! Love the bow in your hair. The poem is perfect :)

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  7. Cutie! also the poem. I didn't know Maya wrote cute things too. Have a wonderful day everyone, wear your elastic waist pants, I am!!

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  8. A light-hearted Maya is always a treat - and you look so unhappy in that photo...

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  9. Is today your birthday? If so happy birthday, my friend.

    You were adorable in your younger days.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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  10. How true, how true for all of us :)

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  11. Oh adorable! You look like how I feel when someone wants to take my pic! :)

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