BORN TOO LATE

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(I'm in!)

 

Born too late to get a pension

It’s postponed and in suspension

Till 68

Why were you born too late?

 

Born too late for rock n roll n jive

It won’t be paid at 65

Just great!

Why were you born too late?

 

Born too late unlike this lucky sod

I’ll get my OAP, thank God

I can’t wait

I wasn’t born too late.

 

I’m born in time to get a pension

Born before safe contraception

Dad couldn’t wait

I wasn’t born too late.

 

To get your full contributions

Whether you’re He or She

You’ll have to work till you’re 70;

You wish that you could be me.

 

Born too late the Tories say now I’ve

To wait till I am 75

What Date?

Why was I born too late?

 

Born too late unlike this lucky sod

I’ll get my OAP, thank God

I can’t wait

I wasn’t born too late.

◄ THE SLASH APRON

TRIG'S BROOM ►

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John Coopey

Tue 20th Aug 2019 17:23

You’re quite right, MC. When this was a pop song I was at infant school. But I do remember it getting an airing once or twice as an oldie on Two Way Family Favourites.

And thanks for the “Like”, Blackrose.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 20th Aug 2019 15:26

Another hit from this very reliable source of enjoyable inspiration.
I'm surprised YOU remember this JC. You'd have been 6 when it
appeared on ABS Records in 1958 - by the Ponitails. Close but no cigar! I know because I sing along to it when aboard
my indoor exercise bike. It's one of many great tracks from back in
the day that help relieve the pain of the pedalling!!!

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John Coopey

Tue 20th Aug 2019 08:48

Thanks Raj and Don.
You may not be old enough to remember The Pony Tails’s original first time round, Raj. But Don, you will.

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Don Matthews

Tue 20th Aug 2019 08:26

Ruth's half-way there with her PEN
And she's desperate to reach 65
By the time she joins up with the the SHUN half
El'gibility will be if your alive

Pen write
Novel give
Make film
Apertif

What a useless rhyme....😩

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Raj Ferds

Tue 20th Aug 2019 07:22

I really enjoyed that one John. Nice to start one's day with a chuckle.
When you're in, you're in. So, well done on your pension. And good to know you beat IDS to it.

Nice to wake up with the feeling that when you're at the end of something you're at the beginning of another.

Q: "What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday?"
A: A Pensioner.

On that note, I'm off to the bank.

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John Coopey

Tue 20th Aug 2019 00:25

Many thanks for your thoughts, Don, Ruth and Jason.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 19th Aug 2019 23:32

I like writing poetry but I couldn't write a good novel to save my life, just don't have the patience.

J. x

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Ruth O'Reilly

Mon 19th Aug 2019 23:18

May take me forever to get a pension, but at least I've got my Pen right now and I can write as much as I want, just need to write novel that can be turned into a film and that would be my pension sorted!

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Don Matthews

Mon 19th Aug 2019 23:08

I was born before contraception. Maybe that's why I'm so mixed-up. But all is not lost. They've taken pity on me and given me a compensation pension. A nice retirement wage for a rhyme-maker. 😋

Golly gosh! The Rhyme Blight is spreading....

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John Coopey

Mon 19th Aug 2019 22:48

I wrote this, Jason, about 4 years ago. I'm 67 now so I got in.
I've updated it after Duncan-Smith's announcement about the age being considered to be raised to 75.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 19th Aug 2019 22:35

Unfortunately, I was.😁

J. x

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