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Aches That Catch Us By Surprise

Updated on July 5, 2013

Once Young And Invincible

Now has the tide turned

Leaving a strong body with pain and discomfort

An unfamiliar ache that only gets worse

Years of work taking it's toll

What did we expect to be healthy forever ?

Bones get old and our body is like an old car

It starts to show rust

Then the front end shakes and the brakes start to sqeak

As the car pulls in one direction then another

What happened to a ride filled with so much joy

A new noise becomes louder and louder

Another problem to address

Sitting behind the wheel for the first time brought back so many good memories

I know after years there is going to be normal wear and tear

But who would of thought the door wouldn't shut

What do we do?

Fix each problem as it comes

One by one

Trade it in like so many do

What if trading in isn't an option

Driving it to the graveyard is the only choice

When my knees buckle for no apparent reason

My teeth hurt just because

My eyes squint to see the small print

Tennis elbow once a monthly visitor now has become a permanent resisident

Both eyes with half circles under them like a half moon

Coming out every night without fail

Checking out the bathrooms has become a new routine

Impressed when going out to eat

Not with the food but with what ?

Wow this bathroom is really clean

Have I lost my mind

Or just the feeling in my finger tips when holding something for too long

What use to be a great visit

When the family doctor use to say

I wish I was so healthy

Now a little wax build up in the left ear

Nothing to worry about as long as you can hear

The hair on the back of my neck

Reminds me of a childrens story of someone lost in a forest

I never knew my toenails were so far away from my body

As I reach to the outer limits

Stretching has become a challenge

Not so easy to do

As my weight fluxuates as often as the weather

Here it is the 4th of July

Two hundred and thirty seven years

Can you imagine living that long ?

What happened to the bicenntial year

Was it really so long ago ?

I remember it well

It was when I didn't have a problem or a care

I was young and lived without fear

Now many years later and times are different

Thoughts that use to be accepted are a thing of the past

Routines like supper at five o'clock

Now t.v. programs with no t.v. guide

Who would of thught of such a thing

With no place to hide

That darn g.p.s

Took all the fun out of hide and seek

Where all you had to do is run and run far

Children don't play outside anymore

They are in scoring the highest points on the latest computer game

What a shame

Who is to blame ?

Even going to school is a big ordeal

You have to be buzzzed in

I love technology but what price do we pay ?

When playing catch was so much fun

Now if you don't have a cell phone you are looked at as odd

Where even i pods are a thing of the past

The days of a hand held transitor radio

Where you had to move the dial and the antenea to get in good reception

Moving into the future with great speed

Why buy the newspaper ?

Why read ?

When I can turn on the news and hear it instantly

About anywhere in the world

Faster than you can blink

You have a point

Children know more than their parents

What comes next

Oh yes a back spasm and now I am going to rest

Good luck trying to figure out right from wrong

I am going to have some ice cream topped off with whipped cream and good old fashioned jimmies

I am probably the only person today who still says

One thing still hasn't changed

Thank goodness for the things that have stayed the same


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    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 22 months ago

      shanmarie Luckily for me changes have happened slow. I get a touch of soreness and stiffness. All I can do is stretch and laugh. Doing a little exercise whenever possible helps. Thank you for reading and commenting. It is so much fun sharing life together.

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      shanmarie 22 months ago

      This brought a chuckle tonight. Definitely don't move like I used to. I'm still relatively young, but I feel like I'm starting to fall apart! LOL

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I have enjoyed good health all my life why should now be any different.A few aches and pains no big deal.Seeing different changes on the inside and out.Comparing it to life around me.I wish your family a very special 4th of July.Thanx so much for commenting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You are so right. Thank heavens for health in general. I know I sure hate it when I'm feeling good and I go bounding down the stairs and suddenly one of my knees starts aching. lol Hope you and your family are having a terrific 4th of July weekend.