Getting Old

Author: unknown

Source: Poetry Blog

A slipped disc, a broken hip,
A luxury cruise upon a ship.

A Saga holiday, a game of bridge,
A sea-side cottage and a well-stocked fridge.

A flat cap, a walking cane,
Taking pills to alleviate the pain.

Worried about youths, worried about health,
Worried about looking after yourself.

Concerned about your family, concerned about your health,
Concerned about your savings, concerned about your wealth!

Do I have enough for my TV licence fee,
What about paying for my electricity!

Losing teeth and not being able to chew,
Getting old is not something we wish to do!