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Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2015 at 12:04pm

That is a nice poem by Daniel, Joan and thanks for re-posting it.

Comment by Larry Alcorn on November 17, 2015 at 11:42am
Dear Daniel and Joan You are both my friends. I really admire your poem Daniel, When I Am An Old Man. That was very tender and sweet to me. Joan, I hope so much things get better for you. You are sweet to me and good friend same as Daniel in Washington.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2015 at 4:04pm

I ran across Daniel W's poem of several years ago and I repost it here, today. I need his wisdom in the turmoil of r3cent days. 

When I am an old man

by Sentient Biped on June 21, 2013

When I am an old man...

I will be surprised I made it that far.  If I do. 

It's not that far away.

There's a good chance, I won’t.

I will consider it funny to have aches and pains. 

I already do.

I will not whine about being old. 

Or apologize for aging. 

I will consider it honorable and amazing.

I will laugh at myself for being funny looking, and bald, and having ears that stick out.

I will be proud of my past. 

I did a lot, against great odds. 

And against fierce opposition.


I will be skinny and awkward, like when I was a teenager. 

Only with more wrinkles.

I will smile a lot. 

Or not.

I won't say much. 

When I do speak, I will say thoughtful words.

I will bake sourdough bread. 

And home made pies.  

And make cornbread, and tamales.

I will putter in the garden among the bees and hens.

And grow pole beans and zucchinis. 

And grapes, and figs, and peaches. 

From my beehives, I will give packages of fresh honey, 

to nice people.

My curses will be colorful and complex. 

And used sparingly.

And aimed at the self-righteous, and self-important, and smug.

And greedy.

I will learn Spanish.

I will not consider it an insult to say "old". 

Don't whisper "old", or use euphemisms.

~ Daniel W

Comment by Craigart14 on October 11, 2015 at 3:21pm

No.  But I'm pretty sure that's why the Israelites made up the story.


Comment by Gerald Payne on October 11, 2015 at 1:21pm

And we all know that's the truth Craig????????????

Comment by Craigart14 on October 11, 2015 at 1:12pm

Lemuel Poot: The children of Lot's daughters are the forebears of the Moabites and Ammonites, two tribes later destroyed--or nearly destroyed--by the Israelites.  Their lowly, sinful origin made a good excuse for just a little more God-willed genocide, even though the father of these two lowly tribes was Abraham's nephew. 


Comment by John Jubinsky on October 5, 2015 at 2:58pm

Too many priests want to rule over little boys.

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:44am

Priest must have a sick personality...

Comment by James Megonigal on October 5, 2015 at 12:16am

Thought this was interesting example of betrayal of trust.

Priest arrested after pointing weapon at young Cowboys fan

Comment by Hex5 on August 6, 2015 at 3:45am
Check out a website called evil i assure you there is nothing evil about it its about the regular bible so i guess it is kinda evil, but its a very interesting site full of lovely articals i found myself thumbing through it for hours. Well maybe a hour but still it was a hour i deeply enjoyed its very informative and is perfect to use in your next debate with a christian

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