The Joys Of Getting Old Poem by Jayne Louise Davies

The Joys Of Getting Old

Rating: 5.0


Old age is a must for all of us,
But with it brings aches and pains,
My prescription list's getting longer,
And my stamina's gone down the drain,
I'd love to run a marathon,
But I don't think I'd make it half way,
Filling up my pill box,
Is the highlight of my day,
Where has all my energy gone?
I struggle to get out of bed,
I search everywhere for my spectacles,
When they're perched on the top of my head!
Oh to be young!
To run in the sun,
With the wind in my hair, wild and free,
All that has changed,
With the joys of old age,
It's a rise and recliner for me!

Jayne Louise Davies

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
David Wood 04 February 2022

I never grow old as I've been 35 years old for many years now! ! I walk, can run (if I have to) , cycle, have weights at home, do Shaolin qigong and yoga. Every little helps, as they say!

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Jayne Davies 04 February 2022

Well done David x

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 06 February 2022

love your title - the joys of getting old-----10

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George Russell Cook 21 June 2022

Thanks for sharing that with us Jayne. Similar to my own feelings and thoughts (but I don't know about joys) ) on growing old.

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Chinedu Dike 29 May 2022

An interesting piece piece of poetry written with conviction.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 13 March 2022

Where has all my energy gone? I struggle to get out of bed, I search everywhere for my spectacles, ...but no obsession! Peacefully accept whatever comes in your way...a pragmatic write...top score!

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Kim Barney 06 February 2022

I'm old, but, oh, boy! It brings me no joy! ... Actually, I'm not that bad off. I can't run every day like Robert does, though [bad knees, hips and ankles].

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Jayne Davies 07 February 2022

It' me with a vengeance Kim, but hey ho I still plod along! x

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Jayne Davies 06 February 2022

Thanks everyone for your comments x

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Thank you dear Jayne, sweetest poetess ever! 5 Stars full score and myriad more. Gorgeous poem

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Jayne Louise Davies

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Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff
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