I Met An Old Lady - Poem About Aging
You know you're getting old when you think getting lucky is finding your car in the parking lot!
I'm An Aging Older Woman
I met an old lady wrinkled and thin
Her eyes greeted mine
Ranting please let me in
This same old lady I met down the road
Her burden so heavy was too big a load
Her old bones were thinning,
She’s faced her last inning
Where’s the young girl with image so clear
She slowly gets older year after year
Stay away old lady get out of my way
You’ve stolen my youth
Day after day
You’ve robbed me of energy
Leaving me weak
I now need a face-lift
It’s time for a tweak
I’ll not use a cane or a walker forbid
I’ll walk tall and limber the way I once did
Once firm and perky you’ve ruined "the girls"
No white hair for me
With those tiny tight curls
I’ll live with my pain all day and all night
And when I have to I’ll put up a fight
Stay away from my mirror, stay away from my door
I can still exercise I just stay on the floor
When I am ready to age and grow old
I’ll send you a message I’ll join the fold
Though gravity pulls and everything sags
I 'm staying young I won’t pack my bags
My youth is forever my youth evermore
Yes, I’m a dreamer that’s what youths for
I paint my own picture I sing my own song
So farewell old lady I’m where I belong.
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Funny Quotes On Aging By Ellen DeGeneres And Andy Rooney
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the heck she is.” - Ellen DeGeneres
“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80%of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!” - Andy Rooney
The Late George Carlin
Do You Know This?
Soda Prematurely Ages You. A host of maladies is scientifically linked with carbonated beverages including brittle bones, pancreatic cancer, muscle weakness and paralysis.
Books to help you age gracefully
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
― Sophia Loren
Aging Statistics From The Administration On Aging
The older population—persons 65 years or older—numbered 46.2 million in 2014 (the latest year for which data is available). They represented 14.5% of the U.S. population, about one in every seven Americans. By 2060, there will be about 98 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2014. People 65+ represented 14.5% of the population in the year 2014 but are expected to grow to be 21.7% of the population by 2040.
© 2011 Audrey Hunt
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