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Ain't Retirement Grand

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Ain't Retirement Grand

I wake up at 5:30 most mornings
Before the sun has a chance to rise
Head for the bathroom as fast as I can
To get rid of yesterday's Mai Tai

I let out a great big sigh of relief
As I wipe the gunk from my peepers
Stand in front of a full length mirror
Like Tarzan, in my trap door sleepers 

I sure am ruggedly handsome, methinks
Could even grace the cover of GQ
That's if they publish a special edition
For overweight, balding yahoos

Maybe I'm being too hard on myself
I've still got a surprise up my sleeve
Like running a mile in two hours flat
Quite a feat for old guys to achieve

Now here's a lesson, so listen up good
To this fatherly advice that I share
Take care of yourself or you'll wind up
As a old guy without any hair

©Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:38:00 PM
    Hey Jack, you are surely hard on your self. I am a bit younger than yolu and I am sure I can't even run a mile without stopping...well maybe, lol. seems you've been taking care of yourself. Nice write. One love. Joy Wells

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    Date: 8/30/2012 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just having some fun, my friend! LOL On a mission since the beginning of June! As of this morning, have lost 23.6 pounds! Yee haw! Won't be running any marathons yet though... love and hugs, Jack