We Get Better, Not Older


We Get Better, Not Older


International Day of Older Persons October 1


I wrote this little ditty, perhaps a bit silly but no willy-nilly. Just like you, I’m older too. So, there’s no way I’m going to miss this special day. So, here’s to the older generation, we’re worth the celebration!

My days are not done

I rise with the sun

Nights are mine to keep

I have no fear of sleep

As long as I awaken

My life not forsaken

What’s that you say?

Yes, I’m more than okay

I’m happy to be on this ride

I take ageing in my stride

There’s one thing I’ve learned

And that’s not to be concerned

Enjoy the moment you’re in

Because you won’t see it again


-Franci Eugenia Hoffman

To be a beBee bee is to bee.

It's a way of life.

Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Potpourri. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.


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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you, Irene. I am glad you like it.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

4 years ago #7


Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you, John. I hope you get to relive those special moments again and again, and even if in your mind. 😉

John Rylance

John Rylance

4 years ago #5

Franci I missed the older person's day, must have been enjoying the moment elsewhere. Actually I was on a sandy beach reading a novel, and watching the waves gently breaking. I hope to do it again and relive the moment, if only in my mind. Oh I enjoyed the poem.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #4

Franci Eugenia Hoffman, fractals are forever :) Thanks a lot.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for the shares. :)

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#2 Thank you for reading and commenting. I originally wrote this as a joint effort contribution for a fellow WordPress blogger and felt it added to a worthwhile cause.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #1

Franci Eugenia Hoffman: Thanks for sharing this buzz. I always say the following about age: 1) Age is just a number. 2) it's not the number of years in one's life, but the life in those years. 3) Like a fine wine, I like to think we all improve with time.

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