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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 Great feat for old guys to achieve Here's the crux of the matter my friends It's something I sadly must share Try all your life to take care of yourself You'll still wind up old with no hair © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/2/2012 12:48:00 PM
    Hi Jack this had made me laugh out loud very good rhymong and so funny but true, have a great weekend my friend, all the best Owen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Great review my good friend... thanks a bunch! Keep on a-chuckling... cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 8:34:00 PM
    Oh, you are not an old man. Stop saying you are old, Jack. You are as old as you feel. You look like you've been taking good care of yourself. You know a term that fits you -distinguished :) So, you are a lucky man. Great write, dear friend. Love ya, Toquyen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 4:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "You know a term that fits you - distinguished" Yee haw! May I quote you on that? Thank you my dear Toquyen! You made my day... love and big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Every morning I weigh myself as if that's important and I've gotta look good for the day... But I ain't going to town so add a little more butter to my morning toasted bagel, any way. At my age they won't be looking... I'm now an invisible old one... No one notices us as we wander around... But, yes, we notice them...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/2/2012 4:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "No one notices us as we wander around"... lost souls just looking for love! Ain't retirement grand??? LOL I love you Carol! Big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 4:52:00 PM
    ain't it the truth! very funny, jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad it gave you a tickle, Ilene! Great big hugs and mucho love, Jake xox
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 3:28:00 PM
    You're the oldest kid I've ever met. That's not a bad way to be You may be old and balding But that's not the person we see

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No... still pride myself with having a full head of hair at my late stage in life! One of the lucky one I guess... hope you're as lucky! "You're the oldest kid I've ever met" now I take that as a real compliment my friend! LOL Cheers from the soggy east!
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:53:00 PM
    hmmm, I have seen a FEW guys still with hair into their 80's. hahaha. those lucky duckys. this was a HOOT!!!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Less than three years to go! LOL Glad you got a tickle out of it Andrea! Have a great evening! Love and big hugs, Jack xxx
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 8:10:00 AM
    This was funny, thanks. You bet retirement is great. Once I can start my day, I am on a roll. I still wonder how did I get so old so darn fast?

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Same as I got so old so darn fast! Great life... great retirement! Love those roll-y days! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/1/2012 6:11:00 AM
    What you've lost in hair, you've made up for in humor;)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/1/2012 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad I could put a smile on your face and a giggle in your gazoo! LOL Love ya! xox