Re-Post – Don’t Blame Us by Just Crusin 2

Today, I have something special for you. I read this post from Just Crusin 2 and I thought it was very thought provoking. It struck a chord with me and I got his permission to share it with you. I’d love to read your comments.

New post on Just Cruisin 2

Don’t blame us

by cruisin2

A few days ago we waxed nostalgic about
the past. We enjoy that in moderation
and moved on to other things.

honor

Then the wife forwarded an email that
had us thinking of good old days once
again. We’ll paraphrase a bit.

Senior citizens get blamed for just
about everything that goes wrong, real
or imagined.

But to clear the air we’d like to point
out that it was not senior citizens who
took

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out or parenthood,
The togetherness out of family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of our cities,
The civility out of society,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

We understand the meaning of patriotism,
remember those who have fought and died
defending our country, and will never
forget.

And we aren’t embarrassed to shed a tear
while standing at attention during the
playing of our National Anthem.

So go ahead and blame us, we gave it
our best, and still contribute to our
society.

We can be the life of the party, at
least until 10 pm.
We can open childproof caps; with a
hammer.
We smile because we can’t hear a word
of your insipid nonsense.
We have our valuables in a safe place
and know it’s safe because we don’t
remember where that is.
I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and twitchy,
and that’s just in one leg!
Every senior citizen looks in the mirror
and wonders when the vibrant youth was
replaced with wrinkles and grey hair.
Just remember, getting older isn’t for
wimps.

We hope America blesses God, God blesses
America, and Congress gets recycled.
Comments are always welcome.

Did it make you think? Do you agree or disagree? I loved it and it made me laugh.

For FREE copies of New Inceptions Magazine, an e-magazine, with several articles and stories based on family letters written prior to and during World War II, you can click the following links.

Issue 1   Click Here

Issue 2   Click Here

Issue 3   Click Here

Judy Guion

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6 thoughts on “Re-Post – Don’t Blame Us by Just Crusin 2

  1. Igpcox, ‘m also having fun, I find it totally liberating. But I also struggle with the concerns mentioned in the first half and in what direction is that leading the world.

  2. Bob Fahy says:

    I love that poem!!

  3. Harbin77 says:

    Amen to that. We have noticed that it takes both of us to remember some things and others we had it written down, but were did I put it. I may be old but my grandkids say that I am both crazy and funny I love it.

  4. gpcox says:

    Oh, this was fantastic!! Isn’t it? Maybe I forgot, should I read it again or did I already do it? Boomers – everyone is jealous because we are the first new generation to have been given a name, so now that we’re seniors, we’re supposed to be babbling idiots. Who cares – we’re having fun. LOL

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