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A Safe Bet
(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

A Safe Bet

Poem By Stanley Cooper

When I was youthful
I was thoughtfully agile
To be perfectly truthful
I'm now thoughtfully fragile

How did it happen?
Nimble thoughts don't flow-down
Has my brain just been nappin
And causing thought-slow-down?

My age won't defeat me
With thoughts gone astray
I won't let this beat me
I've too much to say

Though my thought flow's diminished
Don't give up on me yet
My brainwork's not finished
On that you can bet

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Comments (15)

Experience is the best teacher indeed........ Congrats for being chosen for the day.....
Well, if you can write like this, there ain't much wrong with you, young fellah! Gave me a really big smile. Glad you got Poem of the Day!
All of us who feel the effect of aging can relate so well with this poem. Thought flow diminishing....still so much to say. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
stanley, i know what you're talkin' about. your poem made me smile. -glen kappy
You cannot give up on the aged. The experience counts. Nice write. Kudos