Author: Clive B Ringshall


Bones now old and falling apart,
Any movement shows in the look,
Once I moved without a thought,
Today I think do I need that drink,
Children come to play and it hurts again,
Creeping around the frame Ďpainí wonders free,
Donít be sad and donít be down
Coz with a smile and feet placed on the floor,
Another day has dawned and Iím still alive,
After a shower Iíll be fine
But itís a bath Iíd really enjoy
Someone once said its fun to get old
With this I agree to live each day new

Itís apart of me and deserves a name,
My Ďpainí is now known asÖ. ĎJackí donít ask me why,
We face each day with the adventure it brings,
Jackís there to remind me age is a thing,
At times pills are taken to quiet Jack down,
Oh how do the youth of today do it?
I was the same and at times still do,
Thatís when Jack reminds me to slow down,
See together we live in harmony
(Sort of)


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anonymous ( -- Monday, December 25 2006, 07:50 am

I'm all jacked up too!

Enjoyed your poem. Thanks! Sometimes you feel good and you go like hell, like you were 30 again. Then Jack steps in, and knocks you in your place, because Jack is all over you and he's putting you to bed. Good poem.
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