Sea of memories conjures up my mind

a little stimulus creates a ripple

And a wave of emotions drench my soul

While I sit here rocking my chair and rewind the life’s stroll

How vibrant were my salad days

What a sunshine smile my face wore

To live in cloud cuckoo land was just so fun

How one by one things fades in the long run

Springtime of life with little flowers in my garden

How beautifully they turned into big trees

Where to look for umbrage I wonder

The sun shines brighter each day and I find the shade just always yonder

Loneliness is always so unforeknown

My garden awaits those tiny parakeets

Oh how they fluttered around all over

Oh how I kept them safe and maneuver

They laugh and become angry at me like I used to, at them

Oh how well have I trained them to train me now

My skin is haggard, teeth gone and bones tremble

But still, why I want to be them even my heart stumbles

Buy just a little while my parakeets

And fly time and again to sing a lullaby

For in there lies my happiness and peace

You never know when will the time cease.

Allow me to seize these times as well

And etch them to my core forever

As I just sit here alone rocking my chair

Swallowing the lemonade of yester years.

ยฉ Samreen Asad 2020

Thank you so very much for your time for reading and going through my posts ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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126 replies on “Senescence”

Thank you so much dear Uncle for your lovely words as always, means so much. It is wise indeed๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค— Heart should never get old for its liveliness is the reason for you to be alive๐Ÿฅฐ Happy meditating Sunday Uncle๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Oh thank you so much my dear for your appreciation and support as always. โค๏ธ I feel so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you are enjoying your holidays and having a great time with your family. ๐Ÿ™‚ HAPPY SUNDAY๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

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Ahhh those little parakeets that once were close and now have flown far..forgetting her garden, and the love she provided..She is alone in her thoughts, as so many elderly are..because life bubbles and teems all around her , but not many take the time to see her, brush her hair, hold her hand. I have a very sensitive place in my heart for the elderly.. and when I can, I go and visit a few of my friends, who are living the end of their days..It’s always a win win to visit someone who ha slive da life..They have stories, and memories to share, wisdom to impart and your presence, your surprise visit, will be something they will talk about for a week:) Beautifully written, sublime, and subtle and full of compassion. profound thoughts are on display;) โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

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You know habeebity, you have summarized the poem so beautifully with so much insights and the actual picture I visualised writing this poem. Thank you sooo much for your always support, love and beautiful poems you share. โค๏ธ They really do have stories and wisdom to impart you. It really hurts me when I see someone leaving and forgetting their parents for the worldly charms.
JazakAllah khair UmJulian for your ever kind words ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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JazakAllah khair and I am so happy you liked what I commented..It really inspired me too and inshAllah I will visit my elderly friend tomorrow..I know it will put a smile on her face:) Just like you did with me with this beautiful reply habeebity. Allah ma3k daimun!!

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I did sooo much๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ who doesn’t like appreciation ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I always like your writing be it about anything. โค๏ธ That’s so sweet and kind of you to visit her ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ Am grateful you smiled, the reason being me. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ Stay blessed and happy. Allah hafiz๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•


At Best as We Reach “Senescence”
The Unmistakable Deterioration Of
Our Human Organism We Die

And Feed Life Leaving
Room For More Life to
Spring Up as Fall



In Winter

For Spring Leaves

True This is all Most Leaves

Will Bring Yet Human Trees Are

Different Indeed Vast Imaginations

Creativities We Grow As Living Trees

Roots Deeper Spreading Even Around

A Globe Branches Reaching Same Fall

Leaves Approaching Death of Leafing

Trees Fertilizing Winter Feeding

Spring With Wisdom

Beauty of


In Fearless

Free Arts and Sciences With Least Harm

For Years to Feel and Sense and Know

For Food For Other Souls to Grow Deeper

Than Gardens Fed Before… SMiLes Dear

Samreen WHeRe Giving Becomes the Way

Of Life Where We See the Owning of Life is

More the Giving it Away for Other Leaves to Spring

Is an Eternity Beyond The Eyes We Will come to See

Yet With Imagination and Creativity in This Life of Age Old Young

We Will See The Colors of Life In Winter of Our Eyes Yet to Spring

In Younger

Eyes the

Same Age

Of the Endless

Soul Evolving Within to Breathe

Even Younger Soul Lighter While the Shell Fades

Away HeART SPiRiT Of A Sea Creature LiveS on iN

Water Waves

Ocean Whole


Of Old


In Other Eyes to

See and Be i am too Even More

Other than to Put it Quite Bluntly i feel

Younger at 60 Than 16 as No Longer

Must i Spend my Life Worrying About

What Other Folks ‘Think’ About me

For Without Fear For With

Just Enough



It’s amazing when one Will

Empirically Even Physically

Show One Will Grow Stronger

As They Approach 60 It’s True i’ve Seen

People Reach Senescence for All Practical

Intents and Purposes of what Breathes Within

Sadly almost From Birth Without a Living Tree to See

Without the Love of Spring to Love So Light to Bring Free

And True i’ve Seen

Others ‘Rot’


So Much

Sooner Than Others

It is a bit Sad to Watch One

Generation and the Next Fall

Behind When one does more of Spring

Yet You See The Sun Doesn’t Own Its

Shine It understands without Thinking

That All Light Exists to Do is Shine

In Other Words the Other

Planets Never


The Sun Feel

Lesser Or Other Stars

Above For the Sun Lights What

Counts the Reflection In Our Eyes to Actually Breathe Love

Yet You See My FRiEnD in Terms of Soul Over Matter Yes
Mind Over Flesh and Blood Who We Are Raised Around

With And What We Believe is Human Potential By What

Others Do Makes All The Difference in What We Will Believe

And Make Our Realities Now.. Why should 60 Scare me into Fears

of Weakness When The Retired Captain from the Military Shrugs

700 Pounds More than i will Do at 60 at 75 or As He Leg Pressed

2000 Pounds At Close to 70 All Naturally Will i Ever Catch Up to

Him at only 1520 Pounds at 60 Well You See There is no Way

Now As They Threw Away the Hundred Pound Plates


Folks were

Too Lazy to Remove

Them So Others Will

Become Even Stronger

SMiles My FRiEnD Some

Folks Spend Their Life Owning

Death too Much to Ever Give Life to Others

If i continue to Leg Press 1340 Pounds until

75 as that man Shrugged 700 Pounds It’s Still

True His Spirit Before makes my Spirit Stronger Now

He is not An Enigma Just A Man Who Continued to

Work-Out like me on The Weekend Instead of Getting

Drunk Or Addicted to the Lights of A Phone Just


on a



Now Doing Nothing

For It’s true When i tell

A Story i try to reach all Target

Audiences but it will only Reach

Few When the Size of a Thought Doesn’t go

Past 280 Characters my FRiEnD Indeed

Live Like


is always

So Much More to Be ALIVE NoW

This Way We Never See Without A Breath of Life…

My Mother Beat My Sister in Scrabble a Few Days

Before Dying from Cancer all over Her Body including

Brain At 81 My Father and His Identical Twin Suffered From

Dementia They Spent Their Later Years in Front of A TV


They could

No Longer


Their Channels Within…

i asked them what they

Watched Fox News and the Weather Channel…

And Nascar Watching Cars go around in Circles Never really going anywhere…

Life is only as Long And Real As The Colors We Create And Give to Others…. Now

Happy New

Year Dear



in Giving

All You come to Be Now For Others…

Paint the Colors of the Wind Never Ever Cutting The Sycamore Down of Soul

As A Modern Culture We Worship Age Yet Are the Young Characters

In the Video With Vanesa Williams Singing Much

Different than

me at 60

Or my


At 50

Not Really

For We Breathe

In the Forest Naked

And Free Furry me

And My Wife With Wings…

Indeed Still Beast And Beauty Free..

Yet The Woman In This Video Looks More Like my Wife..

Climbing 40-Foot-Trees For Real No Kidding At 8 Years-Old

From A Family of 7 So Poor Without Electricity or Even Water

Yet Looking over

The Roofs of

The More

Well-Off Neighbors

She Found a Certain

Fruit That Retains Youth (Love)

i am Still Afraid



For You

See She is the Hero…

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Indeed, we will become old and are becoming day by day but as you have explained here so beautifully that giving and spreading joy and love keeps your heart and soul Contented and young no matter what your age is. You are 16 Fred, so young at your thoughts, your beliefs, positivity and love for all beings. ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s up to us how we will spend and celebrate our deterioration, if we are lucky enough to reach that stage of life, until it’s our time to go.
But it should indeed be the responsibility of our children to just buy a little time for their parents, for it is just the time what they want. I have seen so many elderly people waiting for their children who are so busy in worldly charms and glitter, for they don’t realise their time too shall come. I wrote this for people to just love and care for their parents, they spend their whole lives around us, in reciprocation its just love they seek.
Thank you so much Fred for being so kind and reading my poems every week, I feel so happy.
Hope you and your lovely wife are doing well ๐Ÿ˜Š Regards. Happy Sunday, โœจ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

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SMiles… Fortunate to Spend Almost Two Decades Working Around
Elderly Folks… Often Lost Away from their Children So Many
Miles Away Then At A Military Bowling Center that
i Eventually Managed hehe with No interest
in Bowling per Sport Yet it was their

Life Blood of

Connection to tell

Their Stories And Indeed

When Younger then i became

A Surrogate Son to Many Retirees

Listening intently to Their Stories Over

The Counter Like that Old TV Show ‘Cheers’

So Many Lifetimes In Joy to Hear of Their Life Stories…

Smiles My Friend Been Named Legend and Famous

For my Public Dance by the Metro Area Random

Audiences Yet



to the Stories

They Told With Eyes

Lit Up and Smiles of Youth

Re-Told… Yes.. Understanding that

i Was genuinely All Absorbed Then in

The Meaning and Purpose of their Breath…

One of the Reasons My Sister And i Never Moved

Away is My Mother Raised Us Single And She Would




Her Children at

Her Side at least once a week…

Smiles my FRiEnD i Learn Something

From Everyone i meet my Riches are

Measured In Not Excluding Anyone From my Table Free..

Happy New Year to You And All You Love in Qatar my FRiEnD…:)

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And I so love to hear all you say Fred, so much to learn from your every comment. Your mother was indeed a strong woman. And you and your sister obedient children. Hope your ever teenage wife๐Ÿ˜€ is doing well๐Ÿ™‚
Smiles dear Fred ๐Ÿ˜€, Thank you so much for your wishes and I wish you and your loved ones in Florida the same ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Pleasure is all mine as I am at the receiving end actually ๐Ÿ˜Š Smiles Fred, so happy you like my poems. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay safe, take care and have a wonderful week ahead ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบโœจ

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Thank you so much Rosida for your kind words always and appreciation. I so appreciate it๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ Hope you and your family are doing well๐Ÿค— Happy sunday๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ


Thank you sooo much Cindy for taking out your valuable time and read, I am so grateful you read despite of being on a break and enjoying the holidays. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ It really means so much to me๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•
Keep having fun dearest one.
Love and hugs ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Happy sunday โœจโœจ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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You are so welcome ! Wouldnโ€™t miss it!!! It was a gift! Iโ€™m just finishing a family game which was so much fun but Iโ€™m tye tye and going to bed. I expect theyโ€™ll be up a few mire hours. Live and hugs to you too!

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Aww dear that’s soo kind of you โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Sounds so much fun Cindy, keep having a wonderful time together ๐Ÿค— Sleep well. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ Truce!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
You enjoy dearest ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜

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I am sure you had an uplifting and love filled Christmas Cindy. Wishing you all the very best for 2021. May God fulfil all your worthwhile dreams and desires.

Congratulations for 1000 followers. Many more to come.

Thank you so much for remembering me. For reasons unknown I am not able to open your site. Please comment on some post of mine.

Love ๐Ÿค—

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Soooo Good to here from you Ashok!!!! I was curious what happened to you after our email exchange but Samreen assures me, all is well and that’s the main thing.

Thank you so much for your wishes and kind support.

Oh that’s soooo weird and makes me sad.
Lmk if you get this!!!!
I have the same problems sometime!!! ๐Ÿคช
All the best to you and yours.
Big Hugs and Always Love! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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Another beautiful poem, Samreen. โค๏ธ Your creations are such a wonder. The descriptive language you use is so vivid, it does conjure such wonder and beauty for me. Lovely. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Your words of appreciation, encouragement are so very beautiful and kind Jeff, always. I feel so happy reading your comments ๐Ÿ˜ŠThank you sooo much dear friend for always reading and sharing your thoughts. Means so much. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’š
Thank you and you too have a happy Sunday ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

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Beautiful poem narration about the young days enjoyment… experiences and gradually the days passed and time of getting older and still the same feelings remain in the heart is a great things. So always be younger in your heart. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ

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Oh Jaishree, thank you sooo much for your kind words of appreciation, soo happy you liked the poemโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
Have a lovely week ahead๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž


Am so happy and grateful to you Bushra for your such kind words of appreciation ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธTruly means so much, Thank you so much for always reading, appreciating and encouraging. โค๏ธ I so loved that you loved it๐Ÿ˜Š
Hope you are well and so is your family๐Ÿ™‚
Stay blessed dear, good day to you ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ

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Alhamdulillah all perfectly fine and I hope yours is fine too. Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s such a challenge to be blogging and writing all this with your little one by side.
Lekin bande ko shauq ho to mushkilon mein bhi wo apna kaam kar leta hai.

Happy blogging!

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Alhamdulillah dear all is well. It sure is, quite a big challenge๐Ÿ˜ but am managing, let’s see until when I can. Fingers crossed!! ๐Ÿ˜€
JazakAllah khair dear for your love and support ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Oh thank you soo much Vicky for reading and sending in your hugs โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ lots of love and hugs to you as well. Stay safe. Happy new year to you and your loved ones ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

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