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On growing old

Updated on February 7, 2014

He's older now

but not ready to take a bow.

Each morning when he awakes,

he's greeted by the aches.

For his body once so strong

the strength sadly, seems gone.

He hopes it may be a dream,

otherwise he might just scream.

He's thankful to find an erection,

unfortunately it's pointed in the wrong direction.

He gets up to pee,

only a dribble will he see.

His wife has passed and is gone,

His life seems like a country song.

Aches and pains and prostate woes,

this getting older blows.


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    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      You write an effective poem. I'll enjoy reading more of your work and I thank you for the follow and fan mail.

      If you've noticed anything about me in the process of checking out my hub site, you may know that 1) I'm a widow whose beloved has been gone a bit over 5 years and is sorely missed; and 2) I've just celebrated my 82nd birthday and am going strong, shooting for 100, at least. It all depends on taking care of one's overall health, but is about 95% in one's head and attitude. Much of both those actions are personal choices backed by a strong willingness to persevere. It is all worth it! I wish you the very best!

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      wildove5 3 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      One suggestion,,,,the last line,,,," this getting old sh*# really blows!" lol I'm approaching my fiftieth year and have to say I got a good chuckle from this one!!