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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fatigue Begets a Rerun

I've got nothing today;  my body's dragging a little, and my brain is dragging a lot!  I hope you'll forgive me if I do a rerun today, of a poem I wrote back when I first started this blog.  It only generated on comment at the time--so I'm sure most of you will be seeing it for the first time.


Musing on Maturity

I'm half-way over sixty:
My middle-age spread is such
That I can no longer see
The toes I used to touch.

I've lost hearing in one ear,
My youthful energy is spent.
As near as I can tell,
My get up and go got itself up and went!

To keep my boobs up off my knees
It takes a heavy-duty bra:
My teeth spend nights away from me
On the dresser in a jar.
Once an avid Cosmo reader
"100 Ways to Please Your Man,"
Now I find total fascination
Learning the benefits of bran!



Okay, so I took a little poetic license there...I still have my own teeth. But who knows what the next thing to go will be?






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26 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Hysterical! You're not just funny, you're very clever!!

The Half Assed Housewife said...

So funny! Thanks for being such an awesome participant over at Half-Assed Housewife!

I love your blog!

Kristina P. said...

You are simply hilarious.

Steven Anthony said...

change it to 40's and you could be writting about me, lol

5thsister said...

I'm with Stephen on that one! It seems that everything started to change once I hit 40! Take care Eva. I had a blog block, too, that's why I did a pictorial today.

glnroz said...

i mjust have missed it the first time,, yep,, i am with ya on this one.. lol

linda said...

I hear ya on this one sister! I hit 50 and everything went down hill from there! It's alot of work climbing uphill I tell ya!

Suldog said...

Tell you what - you can use MY teeth, if it will make it truthful!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Let's just hope the next to go won't be your ability to keep us all entertained! What would we do without you, Eva!

Elenka said...

I'm right behind you, neighbor.
(the apple crisp doesn't last long enough to share with anyone that isn't there the minute it comes out of the oven. Did you know that if you take something that just comes out of the oven and it's at 735 degrees, scooping it out onto a big plate and spreading it around cools it dramatically in no time at all!? Oh yeah baby.
It's snowing.....look outside.

DJan said...

Are you SURE you're exaggerating a little about the boobs on the knees? Because if you aren't I want proof, like a picture!! :-) (Just kidding of course)

Everything is not necessarily gone by sixty, just moved around a bit.

Eva Gallant said...

PJ: Thank you--unfortunately there's too much truth in that poem!

HalfAssed: Been following you for a long time. missed you when you stayed away for awhile.

Kristina: More likely, just simple!

Steven: YOUR boobs are resting on you knees?? now that I'd want to see! lol

5thSis: You had some great photos to post; I drooled my way through!

Glen: I think I wrote that way back before you found me. Sad, isn't it? lol

Linda: I've given up trying to climb uphill! I'd just like to get the brakes to hold!

Suldog: That's mighty generous of you!

ethel: Hopefully not! But I'm sure you will continue to entertain with your stories about your coworkers!

Elenka: I know it's snowing. Bummer! We've been spoiled too long I guess!

DJan: Now would I exaggerate? Really? It wouldn't be so bad if things just moved around a little. but it's all headed south--and I don't mean to Florida!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

You know you're old when Bran is a dinner table topic! Good poem!

The Retired One said...

Ah, but you have kept your sense of humor and THAT is what is most important! :-}

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Love, love LOVE it!! Thanks so much for reposting, or I never would have seen it!

You're FUNNY!!

injaynesworld said...

Well, it looks like we were on the same wavelength today. This poem had me smiling! :)

lakeviewer said...

"learning the benefits of bran." Nothing funnier!

Mrsblogalot said...

You really are awesome Eva! With or without teeth!

Paige said...

Love your poem and I love my card I received in the mail today! It was hysterical and just what I needed to pick me up and make me laugh. So thank you!! I hope you will come and visit my blog:http://paigefaulkner.blogspot.com

Have a great week!

Candice said...

I love it! I can relate to the tits on the knees thing.

Damn breast feeding brats!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I needed a good laugh Eva!

Eva Gallant said...

Lucy: Isn.t that the truth?!

Retired: I guess I should be grateful yor that.

AnythingFits: Glad you liked it!

Jayne: Glad I made you smile, because your post cracked me up!

Rosaria: There's nothing funny about bran. Is there?

Mrs.Blog: Thanks so much! (Toothless grin)

Patge: Welcome to my blog! Glad my card made you smile!

Candice: I find it helpful to just tuck them in the waistband of my jeans!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Nice work, Eva! Getting older sucks, doesn't it? I seriously didn't think I'd live to be 30. Now I'm 50 and I sort of wish I hadn't. ;)

Rowe said...

Clever and funny, Eva, and definitely deserves more than one comment.

gayle said...

Great!! I feel the same!!!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad you reposted this, I didn't get to see it the first time.