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Poetry Contest Entry

A Family Outing
Artist - D Sharp
Barewalls.com


Do It Until You Can't Do It No More


~By Amanda Sielu Paris


From the time I was little
I remember grandpa plowing the garden
But years took their toll
My parents urged him to let them help
In his pride, he refused
One day I asked him
What little harm it would do
He smiled and said as if he knew it by heart

Do it while you can
Make it better each day while you're able
Don't weaken to excuses
You won't always qualify
So make the best of it
Do it until you can't do it no more

Time took the young man I called daddy
In his place was a graying man
He wasn't as able but I never helped
My son once asked me why
With a smile I repeated my grandpa's words

I finally understand
Bones are weaker and joints are stiffer
My son never asks me now
'Cause I've always told him

Do it while you can
Make it better each day while you're able
Don't weaken to excuses
You won't always qaulify
So make the best of it
Do until you can't do it no more




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