The Joys of Senior Living…. A Poem

There’s a kink in my neck

But I say what the heck

At least it moves around some.


And my back has a catch

That works like a latch

But still that won’t make me glum.


To the left of my waist

A hip was replaced

So it gives me trouble no more


But the knee isn’t strong

And I know before long

A new one will soon be in store


The hearing is bad

But with captions, I’ve had

A new lease on life in the main


But there’s problems below

With a sore hammer toe

That causes occasional pain


The hair’s falling out

‘Til there’s nary a sprout

Long gone is my beautiful mane.


And the ticker skips beats

And then it repeats

Which practically drives me insane.


Arthritis now darts

Through most of my parts

Reminding me often of age


And it makes me feel humble

When sometimes I stumble

With words I use to engage.


But despite the above

When push comes to shove

Things could always be worse.


I’m still riding around

To wherever I’m bound

Without the need of a hearse!


Al Hood 2019

12 thoughts on “The Joys of Senior Living…. A Poem

  1. You’ve mentioned quite a few of my chums here, and a few I am yet to meet but, as always, you make the best of hosts and I’m sure your Arthritis is boasting to its relatives confined in less congenial bodies “I’ve got a great fellow here, he always talks to me as if I was invited to join him for the ride!”

  2. Huge hugs, you’ll never age to me and this is a good poem! Much ❤ to you and Patty. My Mum had a bad fall and as she was Dad's full time carer, I am flowing with them in their time of need. This is the first chance I've had to get in touch, but I can't find the lovely post about Brady and Courtney. I cannot imagine a more loving officiate for their wedding than you, my lovely Bro. ❤ xXx

    • Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope healing is forthcoming but so loving of you to step in. I changed hosting sites for my blog (back to wordpress) and during the switchback that particular blog was lost in the shuffle. I cant locate it either. Sorry. I have been to court to get approved by the judge so I am now offically an officate!

  3. I think you touched on just about all the culprits of aging! The upside is that it still means, in relative terms, pretty good health for our age!

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