the oldies blog

The oldies blog

I know of a writer/poet who has dedicated

His blog to old age, being considerably older

then him, I think he is on the wrong track.

To write about a poet who couldn`t find his

Specs, his wife saw them in the freezer beside

The ice-cream is chuckling, but overall people

Don`t want to know about infirmity.

To write down what happens to an old person

On an everyday basis is not what young

Readers care about, say farting and trouble

With peeing, they want to hear about love and

The falling of love and the heartache it brings.

To see the object of desire talking to other men

The jealousy that gnaws holes in their heart

Old men should sit on a park bench, play cards,

Domino which is suitable for them but leaves

The rest to the young poetry belongs to them-

◄ the burning

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 13th Mar 2019 16:34

Ah - but what poetry has been written about when all the world was young and every goose a swan! But humour is also a wonderful
means of embracing the passing years and the older mind has the
benefit of the perversities and adversities of life to fall back on and
offer to those following on behind.
I must go down to the seas again,
For a lonely pee and a cry,
And all I seek are two sticks
Or a wheelchair to push me by 😌

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