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I hope I die before I'm Old watch

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    hey guys! this thread's getting a bit depressing, i guess is cos we're all young and sooo scared of being old. personally, i don't even want to imagine having wrinkles and grey hair etc atm! (shallow, i know) and the thought of getting ill or losing my independence is sooo frightening. however, on a jollier note, i think this poem is fantastic. silly but thought provoking. lends a different angle to considering your life when you are old. enjoy. xxx

    When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
    with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
    and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    and run my stick along the public railings
    and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
    and learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    or only bread and pickles for a week
    and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    and pay our rent and not swear in the street
    and set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

    Poem by: Jenny Joseph
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    thats my fave poem ever
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    (Original post by timeofyourlife)
    really good timing with this thread! :rolleyes:
    huh?
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    (Original post by se77en)
    huh?
    He's dissing your thread! :O
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    (Original post by se77en)
    huh?
    i'm sure richard whitely would have been pleased of the few extra years you're implicating you would like to prematurely dismiss.
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    here idiot
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    (Original post by trigger)
    this whole thread is rather bad taste due to the death of richard whitley today
    totally agree
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    (Original post by Jump)
    totally agree
    both i and TOYL agree
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    sorry...i didnt even know about his death..... i knew he was ill but didn't think it was so bad
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    (Original post by se77en)
    sorry...i didnt even know about his death..... i knew he was ill but didn't think it was so bad
    i suggest you lock it.
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    it wasnt supposed to be a depressing thread anyway... just lighthearted... so dont try and turn it into something its not
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    agreed or delete it
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    (Original post by se77en)
    it wasnt supposed to be a depressing thread anyway... just lighthearted... so dont try and turn it into something its not
    just delete it
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    i cant delete it can i? how do i lock it?
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    thread locked, user request.
 
 
 
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