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Old Age.

By foggytwo
Old age doesn`t come on it`s own.
It sort of creeps up on you.
You know when you`ve reached your prime.
When your in line for the jab for the flu.
--
Whilst watching the telly, you get up and go.
You walk into a room quite content.
You stand there a minute, think to yourself.
Trying to figure out just why you went.
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The hair it gets thinner as it starts to fall out.
The eyesight and hearing go too.
You go to bed after your cocoa.
Then your up half the night at the loo.
--
Those pills prescribed by your doctor.
To be taken each day without fail.
Have side effects that make funny noises.
That score ten on the old Richter scale.
--
The joints get stiffer, you cant rush anymore.
You make noises when you bend over.
So while you are down there, before you get up.
You may as well clap little Rover.
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When outside you cant walk unaided.
The pub for a pint is your aim.
You hope for the seat in the corner.
With the recess for your zimmer frame.
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Heading home full of beer and all happy.
You have a seat on a bench for a smoke.
Hoping to get home for your cocoa.
Without falling or having a stroke.
--
So here in this verse, you have the facts.
That I have given you on this page.
`Cause this is what could await you my friend.
When you`re crept up on by that thing called Old Age.

Tags: Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: Jalapeno, BarryC123, CarolG and 31 more

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Comments


Jalapeno 9 127 2 Iceland
19 Apr 2010 1:15PM
Beautiful words (LOL) and lovely picture to accompany!

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BarryC123 11 43 25 Ireland
19 Apr 2010 1:36PM
Brilliant.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2010 1:49PM
A super image, and great words. Carol
danbrann 15 640 17
19 Apr 2010 2:24PM
Spot on. I'm exactly like that...oops forgot what the picture was but I'll vote for it anyway.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
19 Apr 2010 2:38PM
Love your poem. Is that what I've got to look forward to? I think I'm almost there. Sweet shot of the old couple...........Sandy
borrower 10 4 England
19 Apr 2010 3:34PM

Quote:Spot on. I'm exactly like that...oops forgot what the picture was but I'll vote for it anyway.

Me too.... great poem and shot, here's my click for us old-un's
Louise
19 Apr 2010 3:51PM
great shot and the poem is excellent
jj
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 4:11PM
what a fabulous picture and the poem fits so well and sadly we can all recognise the signs Smile

Like the dates in my diary are now appointments with medical team
The glint in my eye is the sun hitting my glasses
and having climbed the ladder of success, I find it is leaning against the wrong wall

Smile

Linda x
User_Removed 15 386 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 5:46PM
OUTSTANDING......... Grin
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 6:37PM
My thanks to all above for your comments,they are very welcome.
Pete.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
19 Apr 2010 6:37PM
A super candid of these golden oldies and a fine verse to accompany it, round of applause Sir
Paree 14 616 3
19 Apr 2010 6:38PM

Quote:Beautiful words (LOL) and lovely picture to accompany!

i agree its wonderful
paree
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 6:58PM
Thank you Ed and Maureen for your comments,glad you enjoyed it.
Pete.
19 Apr 2010 8:32PM
very poignent ! (Ithink thats how you spell it- my memory's going these days !)Gill
Jat_Riski 11 89 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 9:30AM
Lovely.
20 Apr 2010 9:56AM
superb pete,very true words.ray
evelen 14 5 England
20 Apr 2010 6:25PM
beautiful poem great shot .
eve.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 9:52PM
Brilliant! Pic and words!
Johanna
DP_Imagery 15 24 6 Wales
21 Apr 2010 11:58PM
Ahhh the joy of aging Wink

Cracker

Bruce
23 Apr 2010 10:45AM
Great write up Pete, Im out of wind combing my hair
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 8:12PM
I enjoyed that verse, but why do I recognise everything you say?
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
26 Apr 2010 11:46AM
Time is a thief Pete - eventually it takes everything.Sad
Great verse to accompany the image.
Brian.
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
29 Apr 2010 3:06PM
My thanks to all for your comments, they are appreciated.
Pete.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2010 7:25PM
...............now what's all this about the line for the jab for the flu!!!!!
I've been having that for years!!
Other than that its a super verse for the image
Helen
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
29 Apr 2010 7:44PM
Many thanks Helen,I had to get something that would fit in,LOL.
Your comment is very welcome.
Pete.
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
1 May 2010 3:48PM
romantic
Dennis
Recognise a few of the lines here my friend, nicely done, the couple in your image have eaachother and seem happy with that. Still enjoy a walk out together, no bad thing.

Dougie

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