Still Crazy after All These Years

Still Crazy










There’s no harm –

to be still crazy after all these years.

I’m still into rock and roll

and country music brings on daydreams.

Dancing is still a joy

and I wouldn’t mind having a toy.


Carousels still bring great delight

and I’d love to take a flight on flying swings.

Mickey and Minnie are still my best friends

and the world hasn’t lost the colors it once had.


Still think that swinging in playgrounds is cool,

imagining that I’m a bird in flight.

Rolling down grassy hills,

Still hasn’t lost its joy

and I don’t care what others think.


Still love watching cartoons,

those from days gone by.

Thrill with pictures of cute animals

and something really exciting still makes me cry.


I’d rather have an ice cream,

than a dish of caviar,

still rather lick a lollypop –

than have a spiked soda pop.


Still enjoy the things that I loved before,

miss the days of high school joys.

No matter how much time has past –

this is still me and I like it like that.


Sunny days will make me leap for joy

and gray days can make me cry.

Some days I’d skip along –

if I was sure no one would send me to the booby hatch.


In the mirror of time,

I can still see the laughing little girl,

reflected in my eyes

and the tall, thin teen,

with twinkling blue eyes

and cherry red lips –

standing behind me.


The years have passed by,

but have taken nothing from me,

still have all the joy in me –

that I once had long ago.


Some of the dreams may have changed

and some may have blown away,

but I’m proud to say I’m still the same

and still crazy after all these years.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

14 thoughts on “Still Crazy after All These Years

  • December 10, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    A lovely write is wonderful if you can hang on to that little girl in you and find joy in the simplest things life offers us..thank you do much for sharing..

    • December 12, 2016 at 5:56 AM

      You welcome Anjana. Yes, I attempt to never lose that childlike part of myself. It makes life more enjoyable.

  • December 10, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    To still stay crazy and still be the same after so many years is a work of art that you seemed to have mastered….congrats and nice read.

  • December 10, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    I think keeping that childhood wonder of life is what keeps us sane. A lovely work of still appreciating those simple joys of life. I love it Rasma, and if you’re crazy, so am I. Take care.

    • December 12, 2016 at 5:58 AM

      Thank you Tony. Glad to hear you also enjoy that crazy part of life. Best wishes to you.

  • December 11, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    I commend you for being able to keep those childhood memories in present day. I too prefer a bowl of ice cream to a dish of caviar, and I too agree with Tony that those childhood things we enjoyed and still do are what makes us..well us. Good piece~Paul

  • December 11, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    This was wonderful to read, Rasma. I feel very much the same and still think like a child in many ways. I don’t know anyone that would prefer caviar over ice cream…if they are being honest.

    • December 12, 2016 at 6:00 AM

      Thank you John. Yes, it is good to keep childlike qualities especially at times when life overwhelms. I guess for that reason alone there is no caviar flavored ice cream.

  • December 13, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    This is beautiful Rasma!


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