When You Get to My Age by Don Matthews

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When you get to my age

You say just what you think

What others think don’t bother you

Rinky dinky dink

When you get to my age

I write down what I want

Don’t care about the colour

Don’t care about the font

You hurry and put down on page

What’s inside your head

‘Cause when you get to my age

Time is limited


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don writes about age and a particular stage of life where one’s mindset and actions don’t depend much upon the opinions of others. I wish this was the scenario at any age or stage of life. One must be true to one’s heart and that is the key to wonderful living. Desires and fears keep recycling themselves, take them as they come and keep moving with passion and determination. Happiness is what you make of it.
    Congratulations Don!


  2. Lamittan Minsah says:

    This poem is quite liberating. I wish this freedom was at all agesets, but as it seems, the older one gets, the freer they become. That’s the beauty of old age. Amazing 👏. Please do check and subscribe to my site too

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Lamittan……


    1. ‘What others think don’t bother you’ …I can say this Cassa but……


      1. Cassa Bassa says:

        We learned to filter them then let the influence/affect us in a safe/controlled measure

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  3. haoyando says:

    Love the wisdom of it. How nice. Just type away and write as much as one can–I mean any age. Writing is the best activity…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Haoyando……


  4. jonicaggiano says:

    This is great and ditto on many of these, especially write it down as soon as it comes, which I do with my poetry. Nicely written Don. Happy Holidays to you Don!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Joni. Write it down and what the heck,,,,,Enjoy your break……

      Liked by 1 person

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