Thoughts on Growing Old

Photo of Randy Legaspi

By Alpha (Day 106)


Have you ever thought about life when you grow old and weak?

When your skin will start to wrinkle and creases start to fold

And when you want to reach your toes, you can only bend your elbows

No more luster on your hair

Gone is the color of your fingernails

You wish you had more years to savor beauty

And look into the mirror to admire your youth and ignorance

And when you want to be hugged or to be kissed

They start to scream and say “Old man with the ladder, you smell like toilet cleaner!”

Would you still want live and be ninety?


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  1. Dear Ading Alpha….

    My Apong baket is 90+ years old and reading this post made me think….”Would I still want live and be ninety”…..
    A thoughtful comment coming up soon.. :)

    Manang Ria

  2. haroldmillet says:

    i was a bit puzzled when u asked us this kind of question te alpha. that made me think though i’m not really thinking about growing old (by age).
    most people die thru aged, accidents and health issues. actually my question is “how am i going to die?” but i always think everyday to be prepared if God permits so…

  3. UsiSera says:

    Age comes wisdom, would I exchange it for anything else? The physical is not what’s important, I think as we age and mature, comes acceptance. Otherwise, Belo still is in the business anyway. I wanna get old and die contented and happy of course. Its a matter of choice and fate.

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