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A music friend of mine Jere, who lives in California, sent me some lyrics and asked me if I would like to turn in a poem, which I did, he is playing his wonderful music in the background. Do Hope u enjoy. A poem about how the older generation are sometimes treated. A bit of a tearjerker, so have the hankies at the ready.
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By Doreen Yates and Jere Van Loan
June 2007

That older generation, are always in the way
Most don’t hear what you have to say
They drive on the inside lane so very slow
Oh dear me, they say I’ve forgotten where to go

Using walkers and canes, to help them get about
Drive you insane, because they always shout
In supermarkets, they hold up the queues
Cause that new brand leaves them confused

It's hard to believe they were young and fun
Heroes and lovers beneath the golden sun
Full of dreams of things they want to be
Hope, wonder, and insane jealousy

Wit and wisdom can be their friends
But some are plain stupid till the very end
Souls of children in bodies grown up
Grey hair and wrinkles fall into their cup

Cracked and bent, some just set aside
To rust like toys and left outside
When in plain and simple truth
They are more alive than any youth

So show you care to those elder saints
Who gave us breath and taught us to paint
For if it was not for them showing us the way
We would not be on Planet Earth today

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zallaz01 said 4407 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
this is a very poigniant piece, very very good, great delivery/construction!
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Cleopatra said 4405 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
That Older Generation
Thank you again for your support
Sudra said 4386 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
You had me...
I actually teard-up until the end. You had me until halfway through the second to last stanza ("When in plain and simple truth / They are more alive than any youth".) That's the point where it seemed like you tried to tie the whole thing up into tidy little package and it gets a litttle preachy.

Beautiful and effective imagery though. My favorite line, "Cracked and bent, some just set aside / To rust like toys and left outside". That's excellent.

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said 4179 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Hey Cleopatra...
What a surprise to find u here...:) Much enjoyed as usual...just ave to get used to your name...Beautiful lyrics and a nice vox. And Jere's music was a well done and nice wallpaper...Thnx Doe.
Cleopatra said 4176 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Thank U Arend
Thanks for your nice comments Arend, much appreciated. Hope it wont be long before I can load some more stuff as well. Am getting better at using the Mac now gradually. Regards Doe x
said 4154 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Very Good.


I enjoyed this poem , very very much. Well done. lovely poem .More please
loved the way you delivered it and your accent too.
proper Oldham 'Gracy Feilds lol


Warren Smith said 4072 days ago (May 28th, 2008)
Old folks
Ha-ha-hah ... you make me feel so young : >

I thought this was going to be about me ... but it turns out it's about my parents.

Nicely read. Do more.

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lengold said 4072 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
I love this

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Cleopatra said 4072 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Thanks Len
Thanks Len for your support on my work again, Glad you enjoyed. I am hoping to load some more shortly, but I moved house in January and its been taking me a while to get straight. I have a new macbook now and am trying to learn Garageband so I shall be putting much more on shortly.
Thanks again. Cleo
lengold said 4071 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
I will
look forward to it.

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paddler said 4065 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
How refreshing to hear the staffordshire accent here on macjams!!! I"m from Walsall originally - well Pelsall actually.I miss the old place even though I'm in the lakes.Really nice poem too btw! Bravo!

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Roxylee said 4032 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Fine reading
and every 16 year old should hear this one! You and Jere make a fine collab team. :-)
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