Cold And Old

World temperatures are rising 
year on year so we are told
So can someone please explain 
why I always feel so cold

I resist the temptation 
to turn up the thermostat 
Just add another layer 
which makes me look rather fat 

I sit here all a shiver
dressed from head to toe in fleece
Tucked up under my duvet 
filled with down from ducks and geese 

I waddle across the room
put the kettle on for tea 
Wrap my hands around the mug
pull the rug over my knee

They say the older you get 
the greater you feel the cold
The science and facts don’t lie
I guess I’m just getting old 

◄ Dark Knight Mystery (pt3)

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julie callaghan

Wed 12th Jan 2022 18:55

Thanks for the kind comments and likes.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 12th Jan 2022 17:44

I think I'm feeling this too, Julie, at least in my feet. Time for double socks soon. The slippery slope?

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 11th Jan 2022 20:20

Just like 'the wife' Julie, I'm sat in my boxer shorts, she's in p.j's dressing gown & wrapped in a blanket 😂
Nice one

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John Botterill

Tue 11th Jan 2022 16:04

You have hit on a paradox, Julie. The more earth heats up, the colder us oldies get! 😊 Another fine poem! 😀

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 11th Jan 2022 14:51

Wryly humorous - like it! And to a degree - in my late 70s - I
can identify with the content. I'm an advocate of using chosen
clothing to aid bodily warmth (and decrease heating bills!) with
the knowledge of the right clothing layers trap body heat and
help provide comfort free of charge. I have a single economy
7 radiator in my small kitchen-diner where I spend most of my
time and its use is my only electric concession to the cold that
can exist within the walls of the building. But it IS winter after
all, so some individual adjustment to circumstances is required.
Try wearing something like a beany hat indoors. It's amazing
how much heat is lost through the head. Just a thought!

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