THE OLDER I GET THE BETTER I WAS

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At 18 years old I could run the one lap

Of 400 metres in one minute flat;

These days I’ll tell you I flew like a bat

Quicker than Usain because

The older I get, the better I was.

 

My qualifications don’t do much for me

But I could have completed a Masters degree

Instead I accomplished 2 GCSE’s

But I could have been Einstein because

The older I get, the better I was.

 

I played till my twenties some rugby and I’d

Just about make the local club side

I stayed undiscovered – my talent denied

But I could have made England because

The older I get, the better I was.

 

Throughout my career I became overlooked

Potential was there but just undercooked

So from the great multitude was never plucked

I could have been Branson because

The older I get, the better I was.

 

And as for the ladies they fell at my knees

And bedding them was effortless breeze

But the gentleman in me averted such sleaze

There’s no question I could have because

The older I get, the better I was.

◄ THE FOUR-DAY WORKING WEEK

THE MORE THAT IT CHANGES ►

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John Coopey

Sat 30th Nov 2019 08:46

Thanks, Jennifer.

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jennifer Malden

Fri 29th Nov 2019 23:30

Loved this one - especially the 'undercooked potential'.

Jennifer

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John Coopey

Thu 28th Nov 2019 08:20

Thanks Tom. And thanks for the “Likes” Adam and Vautaw.

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Tom

Wed 27th Nov 2019 23:18

Love this John, both the poem and your reading of it. Excellent stuff.

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John Coopey

Wed 27th Nov 2019 23:13

Thanks, Brian. The saying seems to be credited to several sources, including the golfer Lee Trevino.

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Brian Maryon

Wed 27th Nov 2019 23:07

Well done John. As I read it I was reminded of a Max Boyce song/poem back in the 70's...god knows what it was. Perhaps "I know, because I was there".

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John Coopey

Wed 27th Nov 2019 22:59

When I googled this for an accompanying picture I found this video by Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors which certainly puts my little piece to shame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAKhscn_7nk

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