I’m Off To A Very Good Start

1 Jul

This appears to be the year when things fall apart.
If true, I’m off to a very good start.
My muscles can no longer stand the strain
of distance biking with its inherent pain.
The first signs of arthritis annoy my joints
and I know where these signs unhappily point.
If this is the year when things fall apart,
I’m off to a petty good start.

I’m not quite as nimble as I used to be,
while driving at night I can hardly see,
my memory left town a long time ago,
my wife says: speed up, you’re driving to slow.
What’s wrong with 40 in a 50 mile zone?
And I’ve earned the right to talk on my phone.
If this the year when things fall apart…
I will be remembered as “state of the art..”

Birthdays come and birthdays go,
there’s no way to stop them or make them go slow.
Now 80, I’ve given up delicious streusel
for a nightly glass of Metamucil,
which caused my best friend to say with a sigh:
“That Bob is really a regular guy!”
Yes, if this is the year when things all apart
I’m definitely off to a very good start.

5 Responses to “I’m Off To A Very Good Start”

  1. Barb Sargent July 1, 2021 at 9:20 am #

    We are all getting there!

  2. gz July 1, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    With all my heart, the words you thus do impart about your falling apart being at the start, I surely just take as a lark.

  3. AZWriter July 1, 2021 at 11:41 am #

    Competition in the poetic arena!!

  4. elynnea July 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm #

    I thought your birthday was in August! Same as Gordon’s.

    I’ll join you in December. Lynne

  5. Susan July 6, 2021 at 10:01 am #

    You are still young at heart! ❤

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