Rosieís Crossword
Author: Ben Franklin


Back in the day I was full of
Energy and life,
Then in 1958 I calmed down when I met Percy
And became his Beloved wife

Myself and Percy were almost joined at the hip,
But he did get Jealous when I was at work
Behind the bar flirting with the Fellaís,
But hey, I did get good tips!

Whilst growing old together
My legs did become a bit sore,
I was not that active energy filled Rosie anymore.

Sadly, Percy past away,
I will never forget the day,
1999 17th of May.

When Percy died,
This house just did not feel like home,
I felt Useless,
Isolated and alone.

I fell over the other day
And it took me 5 hours to get up to the bed,
I sometimes wish Percy was here and I was dead instead.

The paper boy never delivered today,
All I wanted was the crossword,
Itís sad that Iíve been robbed of such a simple Pleasure,
But at least I will see My Percy soon,
Thatís one thought I shall Treasure.


Comments on this poem/writing:

anonymous ( -- Friday, February 17 2006, 06:55 am

Nice poem about Rosie

Ya, aging finally will hit us all someday.I see myself slowly geting there. Those simple pleasures we take for granted slowly goes awy too. "Sex" for one, a simple run up the street and back. Anyway thanks for the poem Ben.
Ben f ( -- Friday, February 17 2006, 08:11 am


"Rosie" came about whilst reading The paper the other day.It was headlined..."day in the life of a pensioner".There was no "percy" involved,I just added him,but it was just so sad that I had to write something.We often forget about the old,but also foget that someday we will be in that position to.Thank you for reading and your comment.
barb ( -- Tuesday, November 24 2009, 09:55 pm

made me stop and think

I have an adopted brother named Percy who is 65. He's always been there for me,With this write I realized he is getting older and time for me to b e there for him. Thanks Ben for the wake-up call lol
Ben Alan Franklin ( -- Thursday, November 26 2009, 03:10 pm


Hey Barb, glad this poem stirred some memories!
thanks for the comment!
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