24 & 12 Dating
Have you heard about a 24yr old Zhang Muyi(Chinese Pop Star) & a 12yr old Canadian Model Akama Miki who's dating and announced their love Publicly this year ???
After reading this I was pretty shocked. The sensible side to me is thinking that she is far too young to be in any sort of relationship with a mature man regardless on whether or not they love each other. At the same time a big part of me still feel that it is their choice and that as long as they don't get physical they can love each other as a couple or separately. I personally cannot even get myself to like a guy who is 3 years younger than me let alone imagine the 25 year old me to be with a boy half my age but each to their won choices.
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.
And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
Cranky Old Man
What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!
Hi to all that visit this empty profile page ^_^
I cannot believe that this is the first entry I am making in all the 4 years I have had this account but the empty page is really annoying me now.
I will use this entry as an way to introduce myself.
I am Aby and I live in the UK as I mentioned before I have used LJ for the past 4+ years and never really seen the point in writing anything in this account as the main purpose of it was and still is for me to be able to visit all the communities that I am a member of and the people who I have befriended. I have not been on LJ frequently for the past half year because I am really busy with university but I make sure I drop by once in a while and check on what I have missed and also to read fanfics. Now I have a little more time to be here more often because of the holidays we have here before the exam times start and I have to go through the misery of studying to death again lol. Anyways I hope I told a bit about myself and please don't hesitate to drop me a message or anything you want, I am quite friendly ^__^