What I Got To Keep


I have more age than glorious youth 

in short, I have grown long in tooth

while things I say are often bleeped

youth fled but age I got to keep


Age intruded fast as fingers snapped

my energy replaced now with long naps

in staying power I am no longer equipped

a step or two I might have slipped


The ones who watch my waning ways

say I am getting too difficult to persuade

embarrassed by my foul-smelling airs

hope wistfully incompetence is soon declared


It seems that memory so soon took leave

along with all my other faculties

the irony is that only old age I got to keep

It would be kinder were I put to sleep.




◄ Leave Us The Moon

Hard To Swallow ►


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Don Matthews

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 23:57

dk I had to sleep on this
To know just what to say
Cos age is catching up on me
Now older by one day

It took me ever, ages
To find your blinking poem
Like you I'm ever-aging
I'll fin now with ho hum......

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Lisa C Bassignani

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 21:08

I will always be 15 in my heart.
And in my silly head!!!

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keith jeffries

Mon 22nd Jul 2019 14:39

loved this. Thanks

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