Age is Only a Number

They say I’m old, or so I’m told

But in my head I’m far from dead

Now in my mind I’m still in my teens

I like rock music, tee shirts, and faded jeans


I can still throw moves on the dance floor

I know I’m good ‘cos the ladies want more

of my dancing that is, they think I’m the biz

But the fun stops there if you get my drift


Some people call me the ‘party starter’

Others like my poetry and think it’s arty

So age is only a number you see

But I’m struggling to cope with being 73!

◄ Nearly but Not Quite

Identity Crisis ►


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Rick Varden

Tue 23rd May 2023 21:14

Thank you for all your great comments! Appreciated

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 11th May 2023 21:47

I just turned 70, Rick, and really enjoyed this. I keep telling myself that age is just a number - unfortunately it keeps getting bigger!

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Rick Varden

Thu 11th May 2023 17:35

Thanks all!

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Thu 11th May 2023 09:56

Thanks Rick.
When our 3 and 1/2 yr old recently commanded "come on, dance grandad", I joyfully, but briefly did so.
I agree with you Rick - age is indeed a number, ie 2 achy-breaky knees!

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Rick Varden

Wed 10th May 2023 23:13

Cheers for your kind comments😃

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 10th May 2023 18:21

Rock on,,.Rick! Keep those feet moving in time with your young
MC (age 79)

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Tim Ellis

Wed 10th May 2023 13:57

While you can still write poetry you’re never too old, Rick. Or so I keep telling myself!

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