David Harris

Rookie - 913 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Best Before Sell By Date (Fun Poem 156)


How many times have we browsed
through supermarket shelves
looking at each item
for the best before sell by date,
now let's just stretch our imagination
and think of us human beings;
what would they put
as our best before sell by date?

For a man they might put sixty
as they go downhill rapidly after that.
They need Viagra to boost their libido,
the stomach bulges
while the rest of the body shrivels.
Their heads become billiard balls
with no hair there at all.

As for the women they might put seventy.
The petite figure has gone
along with the waist line.
Their bumpers once straight now sag so much
they begin to look at the floor.
Their hair once gold
becomes a grey or white mop.

Old age when it creeps in
and it does it all the time
with its lines and bulges
makes want to act
like we were young,
but our stamina is all gone.
Along with missing teeth and hair
we become well past
our best before sell by date.


19 July 2014

(Author's Note:
Do not take offence by what I have written as it is done in fun and is not pointed in anyone's direction. If you have a complaint, please write to the Department of aging and tell them about it.)

Submitted: Friday, July 25, 2014
Edited: Friday, July 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: fun


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  • Bronze Star - 5,319 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/4/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    Quiet Interesting poem...
    For a man sixty is expiry date, wonderful imagination.
    For a woman seventy, quiet beautiful.
    Complain cell is Department of Ageing.....
    Thank for sharing.. Loved reading the humorous poem. (Report) Reply

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