Age is more than a number.
Its a combination of digits that can open or seal your fate.
Older is good until the oldest kid on the block gets old.
Old is what people fear, sometimes more than death.
People, not God, make old a sin.
People create the condescending language,
Lack of opportunities, and invisibility.
People who prefer friends that are younger
Reveal the true nature of human spirit,
Reveal a lack of character, absence of bravery and vision.
Old is punishment for not being young.
Remember, more technology doesn’t makes it easier to see God.
Old doesn’t mean sadness.
Sadness happens when people turn on people.
Editing your friend list won’t keep you young either.
Abandoning friends because of age should be a sin
It should raise the question about who goes to Heaven,
Hell, or waits in purgatory.
Old is living in a judgement free zone, Heaven not Nell.
Old is an attitude that means little in a world
Where death knows no age limits.
Old is peace without surrender.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.