Bring Another Blanket

Rating: 5.0

How would it be to stay young forever?
Eternal youth is just not meant to be.
Longing for such can make it so never.
Perhaps exceptions could be made for me.

I'm not asking for endless riches.
Maybe just two million or three.

Age shows on me like the rings of a tree.

Long ago, I had abs of steel.
I could toss a bale of hay
That weighed more than a hundred pounds.
The girls flocked around with many a squeal
Letting me know that they were full of zeal
Even though I was scared of them back in that day.

But if I could only have half of that energy back...
Oh, the things I would be able to do!
Yesterday will never return; that much is true.

Time marches on, but my march just slows down.
Running is no longer possible, I fear.
Ankles are sore, as are hips and knees.
Putting one foot ahead of the other
Pushes my endurance to the limit.
Even going up the stairs is all I can do.
Don't ask about jogging or climbing up trees!

I may be about at the end of my rope.
No, I'm not yet giving up hope.

Any day now may be my last.
No regrets; all that's in the past.

Only God knows when He'll call me Home.
Let it be soon, or let me just roam
Down by the riverside covered with foam.

Maybe I'll still be around a few years
And watch my great-grandchildren grow
Naughty or nice, I have no fears
Some of them will truly glow.

Bring me another blanket, Honey,
Or turn up the heat; I'm getting cold.
Don't be like me for love or money;
You just can't fathom getting old.

Bring Another Blanket
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: aging
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written and posted 13 June 2017

Deleted 10 October 2018 when I discovered that Poem Hunter had added that obnoxious soundtrack against my wishes
Re-posted with new title 10 October 2018
Deleted and re-posted 20 October 2018 after another soundtrack was added. Here is the poem, posted for the last time, whether they add another soundtrack or not.
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rebecca Navarre 06 January 2019

This is very beautifully sewn! .. With very beautiful sentiments! .. Thank you ever so much for sharing! .. Ever so very many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++

11 0 Reply
Pranab K Chakraborty 20 October 2018

Inspiring trick to play with PH..... Congratulation your commitment for poetry to communicate with reader! ... Intense the helplessness of old age drawn by word with skill hand. Thanks.

18 0 Reply
Kim Barney 20 October 2018

Thank you, Pranab. I appreciate the comment.

0 0 Reply

Caged Bird