Search just our sites by using our customised search engine

Unique Cottages | Electric Scotland's Classified Directory

Click here to get a Printer Friendly PageSmiley

Old Age Blues

A moany poem composed by John Henderson on the 1st of January, 2015

Another year has passed me by and now I feel quite old;
For summers now oft feel too hot, and winters much too cold.

Here I have searched for happy thoughts to rhyme upon my pad,
But most things that have come to mind have made me feel quite sad.

There was a time, now long ago, when life was just a blast,
But now I nod when I am told, "You're living in the past".

I used to go to buy new clothes down at our supermart,
But now I don't, for nothing there could ever make me smart.

I'd also go down to the pub and drink pints with my pals,
But now I go to hospitals and umpteen funerals.

I'd oft go driving out of town to places near and far,
But now I suffer aches and pains e'en cushioned in my car.

At restaurants back then I'd dine, and never get my fill,
But now I get a 'doggie-bag' to heat and eat at will.

Thus dear readers, as my life's now full of old-age woe,
It's no surprise I stay at home and dream of long ago.

Return to John's Poetry Page


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus