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Tied down to time

You've committed a crime

By showing some signs

That you're older

Wrinkles & lines

Cutting it fine

Now you've started

Looking over

Your Shoulder


Stuck to your back

Is youth that

You lack

Like a shadow

Of the grim reaper

Eyes wide shut

You're staying put

That's why you're

Such a 

Light sleeper

Time keeps flying

Your age

You're denying

But really there's

Nowhere to hide

Keep dodging 

Grim reaper

To life 

You're a keeper

You will defy

His scythe

agedeathnot yet

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Don Matthews

Wed 11th Sep 2019 00:05

The man with the scythe came wandering by
Swinging it nonchalantly
There came down a spider and.....

(Oops, start again.....)

The man with the scythe came wandering by
Swinging it nonchalantly
He said Don it's time to cut down the hay
I said it needs sharpening.....

(He didn't know what to say Ruth. Just sulked away in silence.....) ?

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 10th Sep 2019 22:50

Bloody right I will, he can bugger off.?

J. x

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Tue 10th Sep 2019 20:03

How old?

A woman walks into a shop to buy some beer,
The shop assistant asks,"How old are you my dear?"
"I'm 40 years old,believe you me."
"Well I still need to see your ID."
She showed her ID. and was well within the age range.
Gave him a note and said,"Keep the change."
After she left his colleague was told,
"It works every time when you ask how old?"

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 10th Sep 2019 18:39

Philipos Thanks for reading... Yes a bit of fantasy here, but more so about coping with old age or living longer perhaps. For some the scythe becomes a scalpel... That they run towards.

Glad to see how it got your imagination going!

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Tue 10th Sep 2019 18:19

Nobody other than Peter Pan (and maybe Wendy) defies the grand reaper - but oh for the Days of the Kerry Dancing - to think that it might be true. We'll all end up in the toy box with the fox and perhaps even the goldilocks doll. I quite like the idea of the Piper's tune though. Might mask out the sounds of the tinned prune eaters. Especially if they were on an all night Fahita bender. Sorry about all the ad lib - those PC keys just kicked off on their own. ?

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