January 2001, Volume 6, Issue 6   
Rev. Mark Connolly
Thought for the Month
A Fine Wine
Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
The Flight of Youth
Saint of the Month
As I Grow Old
Life's Book
From Rabbi Ben Ezra
What God is Like
I知 Fine

A poem written by, the late, Cardinal Richard Cushing

There痴 nothing whatever the matter with me.
I知 just as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees,
And when I talk,
I talk with a wheeze.

My pulse is weak and my blood is thin,
But I知 awfully well
for the shape I知 in.
I think my liver is out of whack
And a terrible pain is in my back.

My hearing is poor,
my sight is dim,
Most everything seems to be out of trim,
But I知 awfully well
for the shape I知 in.

I have arch supports for both me feet,
Or I wouldn稚 be able to go on the street.
Sleeplessness I have night after night,
And in the morning I知 just a sight.

My memory is failing,
my head痴 in a spin,
I知 peacefully living on aspirin.
But I知 awfully well
for the shape I知 in.

The moral is,
as this tale we unfold,
That for you and me who are growing old,
It痴 better to say,
的知 fine with a grin,
Than to let them know
the shape we池e in.

Cardinal Richard Cushing

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