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Father's Day

Greetings cards with wine or wellies

Gardening, golf and air guitars

Flawless lawns, beer bellies

For this is what you are


You’re slower, balder, fuller faced

Your jokes fall flat and stale

That bike you bought, still in its place

Another mid-life fail


The Lycra was more than a stretch

You ’re living in the past

Running uphill makes you retch 

And your trousers are half mast


Still think you’re youthful?

Well, you’re not

To be brutally truthful 

You’ve lost the lot


Your football shirt lies in the drawer

And will be staying there I feel

As if you pull it on once more

You’ll shred that Achilles heel


So embrace a more sedentary life

And when you next feel frisky

No wayward glances towards your wife

Just reach for a Black Bush whiskey


Forget about that cover drive

You once imagined that you had 

Just be grateful you’re still alive

And someone calls you “Dad”


They’ll occasionally acknowledge you 

And tolerate your presence

Although you wear socks and sandals too

And look like Donald Pleasance


Oh, age of grumpiness and gout

When everything seems grey

Remember what it’s all about

Happy. Father’s. Day. 


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John Coopey

Mon 17th Jun 2024 23:08

It only gets worse, RAP.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 17th Jun 2024 15:27

Gear up! It has been said, with some truth, that old age ain't for sissies. I'm wondering if the post-baby-boomers will be able to
handle it on present evidence.😏

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R A Porter

Mon 17th Jun 2024 09:49

Thank you Stephen - having accompanied my (10 years) older brother around a hilly golf course in the Peak District yesterday with his school pal of 60 years I can see all too clearly the road ahead to the land of Sanatogen, Voltarol and Last of the Summer Wine …

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 17th Jun 2024 07:05

Very funny, RA, with more than a grain of the terrible truth!

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R A Porter

Sun 16th Jun 2024 07:09

Thanks Ray & Greg - & to all the Dads… Happy Father’s Day!

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Sat 15th Jun 2024 18:40

As i'm a step father I have side stepped most of these issues of course..... ! Very witty offering RA.


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Greg Freeman

Sat 15th Jun 2024 17:35

Brilliant stuff!

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R A Porter

Sat 15th Jun 2024 17:30

Thank you Tim & MC, glad you enjoyed the wander through an increasingly mature fatherhood

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 15th Jun 2024 17:19

Entertaining from a reliable WOL source.
"Dads, just be grateful for your fortunate arrival
At a time of life that's more about survival!" 😊

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Tim Ellis

Sat 15th Jun 2024 16:37

Witty and rhymes well. Good poem!

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R A Porter

Sat 15th Jun 2024 16:11

Merci mon ami, nous sommes vieux mais vigoureux!

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 15th Jun 2024 15:51

Touche RAP!

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