Grumpy Old-ish Men

Prompt - why do middle-aged men bitch so much?

Grumpy Old-ish Men

There are many reasons for it
So I’ll mention just a few
Why do we fellas moan so much
Why do we bitch and stew?

Time is the biggest problem;
We’ve got too much somehow 
We don’t have to hunt to live 
Or mine coal or work the plough

And yet, by contradiction
Time brings a sense of dread
For we’ve likely more behind us now
Than we have got ahead

Some have real life honest issues
Some way too often over-think
Or procrastinate, over caffeinate
Or give way to drugs or drink

Some strive for sheer perfection
In a not-so-helpful way
Put too much onto shoulders 
Piling on to more dismay

Some see others doing better
And insist that life ain’t fair
Ignore stoics telling them 
“You’re right, but don’t despair”

Others see the world around them
And all chaos that abounds
Misjudge the causes and effects
Wallow with uncivil hounds

Perhaps another biggie
Is that we don’t know that we’re blessed 
If we look around or back in time
We should be grateful and less stressed

Some don’t live in the real world
Immerse themselves in gloom
Let others wind them up with lies
Sink in silos of sore doom

And in the heat of swearing
We forget to count and breathe
We fail to hunt for a diversion
and instead just sit and seethe

But I guess when all is said and done 
We all have to scratch an itch
And there is some joy in being 
a griping, grouchy, crabby bitch!

So to all the others out there
There’s no need to use a gun
Just channel it the right way
Let off steam and have some fun

Let out those bitchy comments 
Offline and with a mate
We’ve hair today that’s gone tomorrow
But it’s really not too late 


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M.C. Newberry

Wed 19th Apr 2023 17:14

Yes indeed!
Make the most of what you've got
And stop regretting what you've not! 👍

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John Coopey

Wed 19th Apr 2023 15:49

Nice observations, David. Life’s too short to waste it envying others.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 19th Apr 2023 07:05

A very entertaining poem with some nuggets of truth, David. Thanks for posting this good read.

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