Joseph Anderson

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A Candid View On Aging - Poem by Joseph Anderson

I sat before my desk last eve
To assess my current plight;
The things I see, you might agree,
Indicate a major blight.

My heartbeat is irregular
And, likewise are my bowels;
My appetite has flown the coop
While my nervous stomach growls.

My sex drive took a wrongway turn,
On life's highway, some miles back;
My drugs for that don't seem to work
So, I'm no good in the sack.

My bones keep going crackle-pop
And my back's in constant pain;
I have fungus on my toe nails
And my garden needing rain.

My teeth and hair are getting thin,
I'm having trouble seeing;
My prostate gland has swollen up
And that restricts my peeing.

That about sums it up, for now,
Not to mention larger ills.
Did I forget to tell you how
I keep mixing up my pills?

I'll be eighty five, when spring arrives
And, with luck, I do survive;
So, thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.
Gosh! It's great to be alive.


Comments about A Candid View On Aging by Joseph Anderson

  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (2/22/2019 8:21:00 AM)

    I'll be eighty five, when spring arrives
    And, with luck, I do survive;
    So, thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.
    Gosh! It's great to be alive...superb
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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/30/2018 8:12:00 PM)

    THE FIFTH AND LAST PART: On this Poem Hunter poem site poets oft give 10´s for the voting and rating and I give you milliard of 10´s dear Joseph.since you deserve the most. Writing is perpetually my greatest business but I also give lectures to students and since 1992, due to my beloved Mum, I got the certificate for an evangelist. GOD loves YOU, Joseph. With the best regards from Sylvia Frances Chan from The Netherlands, West-Europe. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/30/2018 8:04:00 PM)

    THE FOURTH PART: On Poetfreak I like your words very much, but you are a devotional poet through and through, dear Joseph. Happiest to have met you again here on Poem Hunter. I thank the Lord Almighty that this has occurred now Sunday the 1st of October at 2.55 hrs AM West-European Time, since I reside in the Netherlands. At your place it is still Saturday. God is Greatest and He is the One I love very much.like you do. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/30/2018 8:00:00 PM)

    This is the THIRD PART: Greatest respect and appreciations from me that you have submitted this poem again at 89. WOW! I oft pray to the Lord that I want to write poems too like you, such loveliest age and still alert about your wealthy being despite the aging things belonging to the self. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/30/2018 7:48:00 PM)

    I haven´t finished my comment and compliments upon you, dear Joseph, since I know you from the late Poetfreak. So happy to see that at the age of 85 you still write such a marvelous poem and such keen words about your health and wealth of being, I must tell you here, this is God´s Most Abundant Blessings that you still create such updated poems, instead of complaining, you create this beautiful poem being grateful to the Lord. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (9/30/2018 7:41:00 PM)

    Dear Poet Joseph, how brilliantly created and IF I may say: you submitted when you were 85, gosh what an age and you still write poems, how grateful am I to read this piece full of excellence, I know you from Poetfreak and just today I found you on someone´s poem site, how happiest I am and I have enjoyed very much this entertaining write (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (9/22/2018 9:41:00 AM)

    thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.
    Gosh! It's great to be alive. the love of life that expresses itself in the last line is simply marvellous.. thank u dear poet. tony
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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (8/27/2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Howmuch painful life may be, we are always in love of life. a poem truthfully describing the old age and love that is still a youth. (Report)Reply

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (1/31/2018 6:36:00 AM)

    I really love this one Joe. i might not be that age yet but that does not mean i am not experiencing any of those symptoms nor is anyone else. laughter! (Report)Reply

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  • Nick KlerNick Kler (3/22/2017 8:17:00 AM)

    Reality of old age and we all have to go through it...What a circus! (Report)Reply

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  • Judy Brewer (2/2/2017 7:34:00 PM)

    J, thank you so much for such written truth about life's aging process. I look forward to reading many more of yourinsightful words. (Report)Reply

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  • Paul ReedPaul Reed (1/19/2016 3:10:00 AM)

    The spirit is still strong, evidenced by this wonderful writing, where humour shines brightly through all the trials of life (Report)Reply

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  • Roseann Shawiak (1/10/2016 7:22:00 PM)

    Love your humorous approach to aging! Knowing beneath the sudden laughter rings the sound of truth that age brings upon us. Great poem Joseph, keep em coming. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/21/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    Age! ! As one grows along. Nice work. (Report)Reply

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (8/17/2015 5:25:00 AM)

    Hi Joseph, after two years I've started writing again. I like your poem as I know how you feel! (Report)Reply

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (8/17/2015 5:23:00 AM)

    Hi Joseph, after two years I've started writing again! I love your poem and know how you feel! (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (10/17/2014 2:16:00 AM)

    beautiful poem Joseph love to read and rate (Report)Reply

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  • Doug BentleyDoug Bentley (3/18/2014 2:51:00 PM)

    definitely a favorite! (Report)Reply

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  • Mary Forrester (3/18/2014 1:06:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem Joseph, really funny, look forward to reading more of your poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • Kathryn MahanKathryn Mahan (3/18/2014 10:49:00 AM)

    Ha! I'm a child compared to you, yet I get the feeling.... Nice poem Joseph :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, March 17, 2014


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