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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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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