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I’d been for a wazz, washed my hands, furthermore

I’d put on my coat and I’d locked the back door

I’d got in the car when I heard Gert implore,

“Get moving”, but I said to her then

“I need a quick tinkle again”.


Our Gert took me shopping, under duress,

But the shirts that I tried were all XOS

Now for 60 I’m slim and good-looking, I guess

(More handsome the more that I’ve drunk!)

So I reckon their sizes have shrunk.


I went for some wallpaper at B & Q

I raced to the checkout (I needed the loo)

Says the girl at the counter, “You know there’s a queue?”

So I says to the minx “Get ‘em sold.

Can you not see that I’m old?”


My hairstyle resembles a sparse shredded wheat

I can’t stand the cold and I can’t stand the heat

I’ve shakes in my hands and I’ve corns on my feet

I wear trousers like other old gits

Belted up under my tits.


At the disco I showed my kids where it’s at

When up on the dancefloor I move like a cat

But they reckoned instead that I just looked a twat

And both bellowed out with a frown

“Dad, for Chrissake willya sit down!?”


I’d gone up the stairs to get ready for bed

It had turned 8 o’clock, it has to be said

When a vacuous feeling came into my head

A sensation I’ve come to abhor

“What did I come up here for?”.


At one time my prick di’n’t know how to behave

And hours of enjoyment and pleasure it gave

It stood in the mornings observing me shave

But now it don’t give two hoots

And watches me tieing my boots.


But there’s one pleasure left for a silly old berk

I’ve Lloyd George to thank for this precious perk

An old gimmer’s revenge on those still at work

A source of considerable tension

At least I shall draw a state pension.

◄ It's Not 5-0 is it Now, Merv?

Charente-Maritime ►


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melanie coady

Sun 30th Jan 2011 19:19

ha ha ha read it twice..brill hun!

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Laura Taylor

Mon 10th Jan 2011 11:03

Hehehe - good funny poem this, enjoyed it :)

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Sun 9th Jan 2011 20:33

Good last point - true, I fear. PS - Have you read 'Love in the time of cholera'? That has some good passages on the decline of wazzability as one ages (e.g. the loss of accuracy).

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 9th Jan 2011 19:19

Orrrr... at least your senior moments have not lost their Sharp wit! I love your humerous slant on things!
Cate xx

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 9th Jan 2011 18:18

Hilarious, and rather touching too! Bet it reads well live. x

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Sun 9th Jan 2011 16:17

this quite amusing in parts and I enjoyed reading it - I'll bet you enjoyed writing it cos' it shows - liked especially My hairstyle resembles a sparse shredded wheat I can’t stand the cold and I can’t stand the heat - flows very well

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