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Dontcha Just Love Em

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Think today's gonna be a good one Not really feeling all that bad Except for a pain in my right leg And my back aches just a tad Oh forgot to mention my sinuses They've been acting up of late My eyesight isn't what it used to be And lately my hearing's not great I try to ignore the pains in my knees All my joints are starting to squeak Recently lost feeling in my fingers Been constipated for about a week I've developed a boil on my buttocks That bothers me a lot when I sit Have a little problem with my teeth They're false but they're not a great fit Aside from that, I'm feeling quite fine Of course I have this mental problem Must keep taking my meds each day The Golden Years, dontcha just love 'em! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:41:00 AM
    I hope to be as good shape as you are at 77 my friend(as you have described in one of your responses)! I'm glad that this poem is not an autobiographical write and is just a funny poem! And funny it is Jack! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and enlightening piece this afternoon! What an awesome poem, Excellent Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YUP! Haven't felt this good in a donkey's age! LOL Where did that expression come from? Do they usually live a long life? LOL
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Is that all that's wrong? I'm 61 and have you beat hands down... LOL... Silly bear... But I did love that poem, anyway. I know how it is... Try keeping up with a bunch of Trolls down by your imaginary lake and you'll feel younger by the minute... or hour... or day... or something... LOL... They sure do keep me busy!... What was I talking about? There I go again... Love, your friend... Carol

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So are you telling me the Trolls are responsible for creative imagination???
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Oh, my gosh, Jack, what else is going on? You are in high spirit for one has all that going on. Enjoyed. Do you have sunshine this morning where you are at? I woke up late and look out the window and it is all shining. Yeyy!! My kind of day :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww, I just ignore all that bad stuff! LOL No sunshine... light snow. Forecasters are predicting temps in the 40s most of next week! Yee haw!
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Glad to hear at 77 you are still going strong Jack. I am only 51 but in my minds Eye still feel like I'm in my 30s.blessed with being active mentally and physically. It's good to know that feeling can last. I have a friend cliff who is 86 and still playing tennis with a group of us guys, pretty inspirational. Loved the poem Jack

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've always believed that our mental outlook goes a long way to a long and healthy life. So far so good!
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:31:00 AM
    Its as if I have read this poem before, or is it a thought of what to come, humur at ones ow expense.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And the beat goes on! Watch out, it's coming... no one escapes! LOL!
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:54:00 AM
    Jack, I enjoyed your humorous take on the deterioration called aging.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This certainly isn't autobiographical... I feel great for an old geezer! Thanks Jed!
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 4:29:00 AM
    Oh Jack thats brilliant, laughing so much here. Geez i dont sound that much better than you and i am only 30 this year(except for the teeth) hehe....Seren

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/6/2013 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So you is just a young filly! See what you've got to look forward to! LOL All joking aside, I'm 77 and I don't have any of the ailments... haven't felt this good in years! Lost 42 pounds in the last 7 months! Yee haw! Hugs, Jack