Too Old

by Tom Damron
(Plano, Texas)

Too Old!

Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder.

Too Old!

I rack my brain for happy thoughts,
To put down on my pad,
But lots of things, That come to mind
Just make me kind of sad.

There was a time not long ago
When life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand
About 'Living in the Past'.

We used to go to friends homes,
Football games and lunches.
Now we go to therapy, to hospitals,
And after-funeral brunches.

Too Old!

We used to have hangovers,
From parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches
And sleep the night away.

We used to go out dining,
And couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags,
Come home and take a pill.

We used to travel often
To places near and far.
Now we get backaches
From riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping
For new clothing at the Mall
But, now we never bother...
All the sizes are too small.

Too Old!

That, my friend, is how life is,
And now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up...
Before you're too damn old!!

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Never too old
by: Sherry

....and that kind of thinking will make you old!

Thank you
by: Kaylee, ontario

This gave me a good laugh this morning. I am sitting, drinking my coffee, watching yet another snow fall, and wondering whether I should buy one of these chairs that raises to help you stand or buy a "comfort height" toilet.

All these things that were not on my radar before.

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