Welcome to Voices

Spring 2007 issue:

The Cardinal by Dorothy May
Amen by Linda Weber
Wildflowers by David Orr
How Much I Care by Anderson McMahon
The Teachers by R. V. Schmidt
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear by Alice Spencer
Why by Leah Popper
What Makes People Happy? by Leah Popper
Dawgs in the Night by Laurelee Roark
Memory by Jo Chavez
A Painless Science Lesson for Kids by Bob Mason
Aleister Crowley by Lee Prosser
Replenishing the Dollmaker's Supplies by Ed Jacobson
As You Begin Your Twentieth Year by Ric Giardina
My Senior Moments by Miriam Strauss
The Rose by David Orr
Song of Jubilee by Anderson McMahon
Beau's Striped Sweater
by Leah Popper
Bubble Gum
by Leah Popper
The Writer and the Cricket by Lee Prosser
Helpful Hands by Ric Giardina
The Shoe by Miriam Strauss



My Senior Moments

© Miriam Strauss


It used to be these eyes could see,
But now, dear me, where’s A through Z?
This darker world is hard to take,
What changes I have had to make.
Come on, old eyes, give me a break!
Please lighten up, for goodness sake!

Goodbye, dear car, I’ll miss you so!
It’s difficult to let you go.
But go you must, the time has come
When I admit my driving’s done.
We’ve aged together, my old friend,
Our close relationship must end.
A new lifestyle’s ahead for me,
Less independent, not so free.
For sure this challenge will be met,
No rocking chair can claim me yet!

Still alive!
After all that I’ve been through!
From day one,
Not much fun,
My happy times were all too few.
Many tears
O’er the years,
Trying hard to not feel blue.
Alone at last,
Forget the past!
It’s not too late to start anew.