Old Age Creeping In

What Is next ?

I feel a chill but the day is warm

I put a light zippered jacket on

My feet are stone cold

No circulation at all

I put winter socks on and it is spring

What is happening to me ?

I can see my hair line receeding gracefully

My eyebrows have turned into lobster tenticles that I have to cut

My ears now have hairs that look like little bushes that grow out from under

I cut them the best I can

My eyes see things different

The small print looks a little smaller

Until I hold it a little farther away

That's it ... catch it in the light

Then the number 8 was really a three

Why do they have to print things so small anyway ?

There should be a law against it

My beard turns grey

So that is why I shaved it off today

I use to stretch

Now I think about stretching and I am tired

I yawn more

I pause more

I think I even walk slower

Now where was I

See even my mind is going a little slower

I look in the mirror and I see too many wrinkles

My eyes have bags and my bags have bags

I have 5 less teeth than when I was little

Who needs them all anyway

What will tomorrow bring?

I will have to wait and see

As I sit back and type I hear my bones crack

A stiff neck and an aching back

What is next ?

Arthritis or loss of bladder control

I know I will take a solemn vow never to get old

Comments 8 comments

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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Cracked me up, Dream On. You were spot on with every single thing.

I´m going to put extra socks on now, despite it being May.....


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

Amen. Enjoyed it. I've taken that vow myself and am getting younger every day.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick Getting old gives a whole new meaning to life.Little things become almost invisible.Big things are beautiful.Have a great night and thanx for reading.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Lilleyth I love that line.Thanx for reading.Have the youth of tomorrow today.That would make my day.


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katyzzz 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I can't believe I am reading this, must I be reminded, but phewww I have missed out on so many, I must be thankful, and there's always a cat to cling to who won't mind how old you are, not that I'm old, of course, oh dearie me NO!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

katyzzz We are as young as we think.Our bodies limber and flexible.Now that is what I keep telling myself over and over until my body finally understands.Thanx so much for reading and I can't wait to do a hand stand or a split.


AlMorr 2 years ago

Was going to grow a beard recently as I have always had a thick growth on my face but after a week of it progressing very quickly I decided to just shave it off. All I was getting was white bristles and a very uncomfortable face and upper neck. I had that unkempt beachcomber look. The final resort that made me go back to shaving once a day was people thought I looked like a farmer and even worst, made me look 5 years olde than when I shave, O dear no way do I want to look my age, strangely enough people thought when I was growing the beard said I looked what age I am, BUT when I shave every day they think I look 5 to 10 years younger than I am, so its the razor on my face about 7am each day.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

AlMorr Since then when my feet hit the floor they ache. Sqinting has become my middle name. A few unexpected chest pains come and go. I wonder what goes on under my skin. My bones creek more than a ship at sea.When I go to cut my toenails they seem so far away. I wonder is this what old age is all about. My wrists and elbows become sore when I rake and pick up leaves. I say it is time to leave these old thoughts behind. Think young and alive and well. Start slow and walk and refresh my mind of all the good times. Age is only a number and we have to start to tone and fine tune the most wonderful machine. Our bodies have served us well. Now it is time to take a closer look at the minor aches and pains. Sure our parts may show some wear and tear. The gears keep working better than any machine that I know. Thank you for your comment. A nice clean shave will get you feeling good again.Get a brush and comb your hair.Put on some comfortable clothes and a dab of your favorite cologne. Then take a walk exercise does our body good . It is time to take stock of so many things we have working in our favor. Nobody else knows our body better than us. It is time we use our body to bring out the best. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

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