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Waste words

If only I could shred all years of my past
And find myself as young as I was wont one time.
Years of endurance teach us that much:
Knowledge, experience aren't gained overnight.
But no matter how precious, dear-bought a gain,
Knowledge, experience compare but in vain
With youthful exploits and bountiful health,
Breathtaking adventures, eccentric escapades.

Oh Youth, the less you're paying heed, the more you will regret.
If young, Old Age, I wouldn't give a damn about what you say.
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Posted: Dec 2010
About this poem:
Just thinking.

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When I think about age and youth, I think of the well used words...'if I knew then what I know now.'
How we waste youth because of lack of experience...
Wonderful words Marikia....I had a friend in London called Marikiaapplause applause bouquet Niah
Hi, marikia,
I love the ending 2-line dialogue between Old Age and Youth! Life's lessons taught and learned!
If I had known then what I know now... Knowing me, I wouldn't have changed a thing... grin Well written! Kudos! wine
Good write, girl!
Very nice marikia

Ty for your sharing.

I look forward to reading more of your writes...
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