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Sad Tale Of The Old Rock And Roller

Updated on January 12, 2011
Sad Tale Of The Old Rock And Roller
Sad Tale Of The Old Rock And Roller


Whether you're a preening pop star

Or a deep rock star searching for the truth

You might lose a lot of your fanbase

When you lose a lot of your youth


When you are travelling around

Still playing a lot of gigs

This isn't just for show anymore

You really do need those wigs.


You used to think you were so tough

A real mean rock n roller

But it doesn't look so good with your teeth all gone

You're down to your last molar.


When you were younger you missed some gigs

Because of the bad company you were keeping

Now if there's any danger of not showing up

It's because you're just lying around sleeping.


You used to be a real rock legend

Strutting round the stage like a king

Now you've hardly got enough energy

To open your mouth to sing.


You always lived life on the edge

Had a real passion to roam

Now you feel you'll have to settle

For a place in the rock n roll old folks home.

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    • michael ely profile imageAUTHOR

      michael ely 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Katiem2, Thanks a lot for your kind words. Really appreciated. Glad you like it. Michael.

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Your wonderful, I love it, sad talke of the old rock and roller, reminds me that we are all in the spot light more and more each day what with all the cameras everywhere. Great Poem, I love it!

    • michael ely profile imageAUTHOR

      michael ely 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks Wayne, Much appreciated. Like you say, maybe that way is best. Cheers. Michael.

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Maybe it is better to die on the crapper eating a fried nanner sandwich afterall! LOL! Good one, Michael! WB

    • michael ely profile imageAUTHOR

      michael ely 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Cheyenne, Thanks for coming over again and reading and commenting. I really appreciate your great comments. Glad you liked it. Thanks a lot. Michael.

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      8 years ago

      Hi Michael - this is great! One has to feel kinda bad for those who build a life based on youth and fantasy. Reality of age and the truth will swallow us all. I guess the money makes it worth it all and I really do hope that they do not believe the fantasy they have created....

      Great post!

    • michael ely profile imageAUTHOR

      michael ely 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      bcatgray, Thanks again for reading and commenting. I'm glad that you like them. It means a lot . Michael.

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      8 years ago from United States of America

      You are hilarious! I love it. Love your poems. Keep it up. I've been enjoying them.

    • michael ely profile imageAUTHOR

      michael ely 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      Cheers brownlickie, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I,m glad you liked it. Michael.

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      8 years ago

      I love it. This is a brilliant hub and you should be very proud of it.! Well done brownlickie


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