Poem on Aging: Scary Venture

03/19/2013 at 6:00 AM 3 comments

Scary Venture

getting old is a scary venture

what future holds is not secure


pains of youth, fleeting, disregard

ignoring aches now getting hard


signs of aging may be gray hair

or pounds added in derrière


laugh it off, cannot stop the clock

each year’s anniversaries mock


in the morning upon waking,

notice body stiff and aching


cannot climb stairs with old ease

how’d I develop sitting disease?


BP high, cholesterol too

need start taking a pill or two


getting old is a scary venture

what future holds is not secure


body’s decline is eminent

but with studied care can augment


how to fight cruel adversary

is not easy, must not tarry


hair will continue to grow gray

but BP can be kept at bay


will compromise, watch what I eat

get off couch, start using feet.


attitude is half the battle

enjoy life and fight for control


to be lethargic is lethal

to accept this fate is fatal


getting old is a scary venture

what future holds is not secure

June Nash


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. likeitiz  |  03/30/2013 at 5:50 PM

    Ah, yes, to grow old means we are wiser maybe? But with it comes the aging of the veins, arteries, pipes and plumbing.

  • 2. gigglinggranny  |  03/19/2013 at 11:35 AM

    Glad you were able to laugh at the lyrics in this poem. Laughter keeps us young!
    Walking to a cafe to sit and write sounds very enjoyable.
    Have a great day!

  • 3. purple  |  03/19/2013 at 9:58 AM

    I could relate so well to all of these wonderful couplets, and I am still laughing, out loud even, at “get off the couch, start using feet” so … a lovely entertaining poem June, but I am afraid I am taking your advice and getting out of the apartment for some sit-down writing time :) (hey it’s ok, I have to WALK to the cafe where I sit and write)


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Original poetry. Copyright 2012, June Nash

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