Thursday, 8 January 2009


There,s nothing the matter with me,
I,m as healthy as can be.
I have arthiritis in both my knees
And when I talk I talk with a wheeze;
My pulse is weak,my blood is thin,
But I,m awfully well, for the shape I,m in.

Arch supports I have for both my feet,
or I wouldn,t be able to be on the streets,
Sleep is denied me night after night
But every morning I feel I,m alright.
My memory is failing,my heads in a spin,
But I,m awfully well for the shape I,m in.

The moral is this,as my tale I unfold,
That for you and me who are old,
It,s better to say"I,m fine" with a grin,
Than let folks know the shape we are in.

How do i know that my youth Is all spent
Well my " get up and go" has got up and went!
But I dont realy mind when i think with a grin,
of all the grand places my "get up " has bin.

by my friend age 96 who passed away nov 2008
wee Jeanie Poynts Scotland u.k.


DB said...

It's better to say "I'm fine" with a grin then let folks know the shape were in. I echo that.

I'm tired of reading about people's woes. I'm tired of trying to sympathize. Because I'm tired of writing about my own woes and not getting any sympathy when I do.

So it's better to drop the subject of one's health and get on with life, I think. DB

Linda's World said...

That's cute. Instead of asking people how they are I ask "how's your nose?" That way I don't have to hear all the tales of woe. Because I have enough of my own. LOL !!! Linda in soggy Washington state

a corgi said...

such a cute poem and I like its meaning; I bet you miss your friend though

take care of yourself Nancy


Trees said...

I love this poem it is so right and thank you my dear friend for posting it. I know you miss your dear friend so very much.

Barry said...

Very touching poem. Both Linda and I have mothers in their 90, so it was very meaningful to us.

Growing old is not for the weak.

Mark and Elayne said...

Shalom and Happy New Year to you as well. Thank you for stopping by and visiting our little tent in the world. You are always welcome.