People take growing older too seriously,” Burgess said. “I want to shed light on the ‘Golden Years’ and make readers passionate about life again.
Columbia, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
Retirement does not have to equate to living a slow, boring life. Contrastingly, award-winning poet Mary Elizabeth Burgess believes the senior years are the climax for shameless flirting, love and new adventures.
In her new book, “101 Poems and Philosophies for Geezers and Geezerettes”, Burgess shares a guide for seniors who are looking to still enjoy life. Using her personal poems and mini-essays to highlight the irony of growing older, Burgess pokes fun at arthritis, dementia and the classic stereotypes that accompany growing older.
“People take growing older too seriously,” Burgess said. “I want to shed light on the ‘Golden Years’ and make readers passionate about life again.”
Aiming to create an entertaining and relatable read, “101 Poems and Philosophies for Geezers and Geezerettes” showcases the outrageous fun readers can have in retirement, while also sharing the gift of laughter and courage for those suffering from the affects of aging.
“In a serious vein, some pieces present hope for the end-of-life issues and, indeed, for the ‘beyond’”, Burgess said.
101 Poems and Philosophies for Geezers and Geezerettes
By Mary Elizabeth Burgess
Available at http://www.authorhouse.com, http://www.amazon.com, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com
About the author
Mary Elizabeth Burgess is a retired reading and learning specialist and has authored a study skills manual for children. She has published many educational journals. Burgess won poetry prizes in 2009 and 2011 for “Grocer’s Picnic, 1959” and “Grand Canyon Sunrise”
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