My Bridge – for d’Verse


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The bridge I have to cross goes

straight from keyboard to published.

Age has sucked out my  best words

in a malevolent move

to eject me from my groove.

Cusswords seem to linger long

aft’  pearls tend to come out wrong.

Hell, if you’re not happy with me

you should stay young with glee

and hope you’ll ne’er turn into

a damn wordless old shrew.


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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16 Responses to My Bridge – for d’Verse

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    May the words keep flowing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Okay Nan, I entered your correct link and deleted the other. Was this in response to the prompt? Did you use quotes from two literary works?


    • Nan Mykel says:

      My bad. I thought it was in response to the prompt but I didn’t notice the bit about quoting two literary works, quite obviously! Many thanks for correcting the link.


  3. Lovely poem Nan. Keep on writing.


  4. myforever77 says:

    The funny part about getting old; remember when everyone was older than we, and now everyone is younger. I’m right behind you, with a birthday next week, I turn 78 and loving it! Speaking of love, love your hat!


  5. Oh you have all the words I need.


  6. Lona Gynt says:

    I love your words and verve and smile.


  7. lynn__ says:

    Oh Nan, you so humorously express a real predicament! I chuckled at the photo too.


  8. lillian says:

    Wirte on, Nan. Write on!


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