Grumpy Poem by John A'Hern


Rating: 5.0

My grumpy old man side is visiting again
Moaning and groaning, the usual things
Why is this? Why is that?
Questions, questions, flowing fast
Youngsters these days, need you ask?
Standing on street corners, smoking fags
Mumble and grumble as you pass
Make way for oldies, shouted
Laughs and comments handed out
Stop and look at noise machine
All goes quiet at the scene
Mexican standoff taking place
Walking stick waved in anger
Youngies amazed at oldies stance
Soothing words from youngies encampment
All going well until term old fella
Imaginary smoke rises from ears
A tap on my shoulder, the cavalry has arrived
My darling finished shopping, rescues me
Hold my hand, walk away
Grumpy old man not always nice to see
Another day, another coffee
Look around, breath the air
Peace today, grumpy has exited stage right.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: moody
The grumpy old man mood is alive and well.
Phil Soar 27 August 2018

Well written and so me as well. Almost everyone calls me Grumpy (even the wife) so the words ring so true.

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Lodigiana Poetess 19 October 2017

Loved this! made me smile as I suspect I am pretty much on a similar road! ..10

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John Ahern 19 October 2017

Thank you for commenting, nothing wrong with a bit of grumpy now and then, just have a friend close by to rescue you.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 October 2017

Amazing and perceptional attitude is brilliantly reflected in this poem. Imaginary smoke rises from ears. Grumpy old man side is visiting again. Wisely drafted poem is shared here...10

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John Ahern 18 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, this unwanted visitor visits when least expected.

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Sister Frances 18 October 2017

lol thanks for the laugh..grumpy man exited stage right, classic :)

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John Ahern 18 October 2017

The real life version is quite funny, after the event. I just wish that the exit was permanent. Thank you for your comment.

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