“Old Folks” by Shirley Ballard

when they look at us

what do they see

besides the obvious…

maybe there’s

nothing left to see…

or they’re missing something

too much and too little

there’s old

and then there’s old

Shirley Ballard (86 yrs.)

(Actress & Miss Calif. 1944)


Foto by L. K. Thayer

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · May 28, 2011

    I love you Shirley Girl! You are so young at heart! 🙂

  2. Alexis Rhone Fancher · May 28, 2011

    Wow, Shirley! Another terrific poem. It is always a pleasure to read your observations on life.

  3. nicolerigets · May 28, 2011

    Shirley, I love you… and your poetry! xo

  4. Lordy · May 29, 2011

    As the body gets old and creeks it’s the mind we must keep young!
    Shirley oils her mind so well………Quite a girl!!!

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