Elena Plotkin

Do Not Fear - Poem by Elena Plotkin

Do not fear old age or death,
Instead fear doctors with cold hands and bad breath.
Do not fear liver spots, wrinkles, and white hair,
Instead fear an impatient and resourceful heir.
Do not fear hip and knee replacement,
Instead fear a horrible nursing home placement.
Do not fear an enlarged prostate and frequent rectal exams,
Instead fear people who are into fraud and internet scams.
Do not fear going deaf or becoming blind,
instead fear politicians and the new budget they signed.
Do not fear altzheimer's and bouts of arthritis,
Instead fear pneumonia and meningitis.
Just remember getting old may have little or no perks,
but it's still nice to outlive some smart ass jerks.

(c) 2015 copyright Elena Plotkin

Topic(s) of this poem: old age

Comments about Do Not Fear by Elena Plotkin

  • Chinedu Dike (5/8/2015 5:10:00 AM)

    A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned with insight. I like the rhyme scheme of the poem. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Stephen Katona (3/16/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    Funny and astute. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (3/16/2015 5:48:00 PM)

    Ha ha love the ending, you got that one right, A great poem, love it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

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