Eighty year-old rockers



The plight of such seniors is well known:

Stripped of a status they once used to own,

They still play a part at eighty years old,

With faces flushed and extremities cold.


Retired from cavorting on the stage,

With spouses well beyond the pension age,

They favour shop clothes and elastic waists,

Count Berg and Stravinsky among their tastes.


With no further use for booze, fags or drugs,

Their main preoccupation is with slugs,

Which threaten their carefully tendered veg.

They're frightened of a neighbour, name of Reg.


They won’t hold parties and make lots of noise,

Or race round on quad bikes or such vile toys.

Their lives had many shocking tales to tell;

Now they prefer cocoa to raising hell.

◄ Waste of Space

Dead of Night ►


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Stephen Gospage

Wed 11th Aug 2021 17:17

And thankyou to Your Royal Poetess and Crescent Moon.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 8th Aug 2021 17:10

Thanks, Pete.

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Pete (edbreathe)

Sat 7th Aug 2021 19:32

I think I can relate to the sentiment there !

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 7th Aug 2021 17:46

Thankyou for all the comments and encouragement. Thanks for the likes, Holden and Julie.

Stephen - We don't know everything Ozzy does in private. Maybe he's growing veg and drinking cocoa.

John - do you get a government grant to do that (at least until George Osborne - no relation - cut it?)

KJ - Enjoy the cocoa but watch out for Reg, or quad bikes.

MC - Perhaps 'Count Mozart and Haydn among their tastes'?

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 7th Aug 2021 14:39

As I approach that landmark age, i can recognise much of what
is set down here. Can't agree about Berg and Stravinksy though, much preferring more melodious uplifting stuff to sooth the
mental processes. Spare me discordant jarring interruptions to
my hard-earned peace of mind!

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kJ Walker

Sat 7th Aug 2021 09:19

I've already taken on some of the traits ta 80 year old rocker.
Bring on the cocoa.

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John Coopey

Fri 6th Aug 2021 22:11

I've been an apprentice 80-year old rocker for 40 years, Stephen.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 6th Aug 2021 17:38

Unless it's Ozzy Osbourne, who's still crazy 😂. Nice one Stephen!

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