Age with pride


When you get older
your body plays games
You keep on forgetting
and others you blame
fat stays much longer and
if that isn’t enough
Your hair changes colour
and turns into fluff!

Your eyes 👀 go all cloudy
can’t see like you did
You say Hi to strangers
the dust is now hid
lips disappear it’s
impossible to pout 👄
arthritis and cataracts
not to mention the gout

A shiny new hip or
a pair of new knees
The fun really starts
when you cough or you sneeze!
Getting down on the floor
- can be easily done
Getting back up..
is all part of the fun!

lashes and eyebrows,
becoming quite sparse
Luscious thick hair
now a thing of the past
Teeth that were fixed
gleaming and white
Now in a glass
by my bedside at night

Things going downhill
this is quite plain
gnarly feet and bunions
With varicose veins
Body all covered
with blemishes and warts
sporadic rogue hairs
unfamiliar and coarse

I Feel like a boat
been left under water
Barnacles appearing
in creases and corners
Bristles sprouting
right on me chin
What sort of sick game
are we’re playing in?

Aches and pains
moans and groans
Can’t hear who’s talking
on the phone?
Food more important
than romance or lust
A sleep in the afternoon
now always a must

Even as the pearly gates
are nearing
We thought it fun
and more appealing..
To make jobs that were easy
now really hard.
I’ve more fun for you
so be on your guard!

You learn to merge
into this new phase of life
either that or
go under the knife?
fit into your body
with joy and pride
Be happy You’re still here
and haven’t yet died!

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