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Decrepit And Mangy Old Folks

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Decrepit And Mangy Old Folks

I live in an adult lifestyle community
So what exactly does that mean?
It means most residents are old farts like me
Though there's some under sixty it seems

Don't know why they've chosen this place
With us decrepit and mangy old folks
Must be because their marriage seems safe
No competition from us “over the hill” blokes

The “put out to pasture” phrase comes to mind
Our usefulness no longer is obvious
Except for baking cookies for the craft show
The reports of our value are quite dubious

Here's a fact that us old guys will attest to
Seen it all, done it all, there's no doubt
We've got a whole lifetime of experience to offer
One problem may be our bouts with the gout

I live in an adult lifestyle community
So what exactly does that mean?
Means residents can't cut the mustard anymore
Just chillin' before us guys leave the scene

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Sun City is an elderly residence area... They have so many activities here...And none of the younger children to drive them crazy... Just, look out for the seniors driving! LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/20/2012 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When I was younger, I often thought, "do our driving skills deteriorate as we age"? Discovered that not to be true. In fact, I'm probably a better driver now than I ever was! LOL
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Our aging population is one of the greatest resources which is being underutilized. It is really a shame that our world chooses ignore this fact.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/18/2012 7:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I try to stay active... I'm creative director and layout artist for our quarterly newsletter as well as a few other social activities. A place like ours allows for us old duffers to at least continue in a vital capacity instead of wasting away in an old rocking chair. Your analysis is very well stated my west coast friend! Have a great day... Jack
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:17:00 AM
    Jack that gout sure is a painful thing, though your mind is still razor sharp...David

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/18/2012 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Gotta keep the old brain active eh... three cheers for The Soup! Thanks for dropping by David!