Questions About Aging
Who was the culprit that slipped in last night
And stole my strength as well as my sight?
I'd also like to know does anyone but me care
That I have finally lost all my always thin hair?
Why is it when I deliberately put something safely away,
I forget where it is and wherever it is it will forever stay?
Am I finally becoming a world class wimp?
Because while I used to run a lot I now only limp.
I admit to slightly less of my cherished virility?
But does that have to signal a loss of every other ability?
Why is it at church I see someone and have a chat,
But then while walking away have to ask my wife "who was that?
Are all who read this going to laugh until they choke?
Well from this side of age they need to know it is no joke.
Enough questions about growing old and now for a conclusion.
Age is really a state of mind anyway is my simple solution.
So I'm handsome, erudite, and besides that a whole lot of fun.
And anyone who doesn't think so can kiss my good looking left bun.
By Paul Burleson
For further samples from this budding poet, see his writings at the blog vtmbottomline.