Things on me are changing…

Things on me are changing
My parts are rearranging
These changes are incessant
I guess I’m acquiescent

My belly, it is growing
I’m not sure where it’s going
My belt size not withstanding
It seems to be expanding

My skin is getting wrinkly
Rugged, jagged, crinkly
More age spots are appearing
I don’t find them endearing

My ears are getting hairy
It’s really kind of scary
I trim them with a shearer
While looking in the mirror

My hair is getting grayer
I won’t be a naysayer
They say it adds some mettle
With that I’ll have to settle

My nails are growing thicker
Perhaps it’s all the liquor
I trim them very often
They just don’t seem to soften

My joints are getting tender
My back, the worst offender
My knees, sometimes a bother
I get that from my father

My sight is getting hazy
My eyes are getting lazy
I’m not in any hurry
For my vision to be blurry

But though there’s changes changing
And parts are rearranging
I don’t think I’m declining
It’s more like I’m refining!


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22 responses to “Things on me are changing…

  1. You’re only as old as you feel, Cowboy! Do you know it’s National Poetry Month? Tweet this under #npm!

  2. Margie

    Excellent! Not many poets could come up with “incessant” and “acquiescent” in a sentence, let alone a rhyming couplet.

  3. feel your pain, already there….:)

  4. Absolutely delightful! 🙂

  5. This was great fun to read, LOVE the last two lines!

  6. libbyhall

    Love it! Sooooooo true!

  7. Richard L Wiseman

    I’m not refining… I’m still working hard… and whining… at the aches that are appearing… as old age is slowly nearing.

  8. Nice to know I’m not alone!!!!

  9. Haha! Great poem! My eyes are doing the same, and it’s quite annoying!

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  11. What a cute poem! I really like it. This is definitely the same as my Surprise Midnight Dumpster Diving post! ❤ Thanks for linking me to it!

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