Joys of Aging

Joys of Aging

I expected wheezing and perhaps crepitations,
creaking joints and even gaseous emanations.
Minor loss of memory and odious rolls of fat,
problems kneeling on my knees, but apart from that,
Mother never taught me and Father never told
the most bothersome drawbacks there were to growing old.

These lines and tracks enmeshing my neck are most distressing.
I can’t conceal them with cosmetics or the way I’m dressing.
They’ve crept onto my forehead and made crow’s feet near my eyes.
These crevasses above my lips I simply can’t disguise,
and though I crave a remedy that would work for sure for them,
no website has  a cream and no peddler has a cure for them.

The only sure solution is a boyfriend who’s my age
who has similar problems so we’re on the same page.
And hopefully among those ills, he’ll suffer from myopia,
macular degeneration or perhaps presbyopia
so he will not notice the fissures on my face
or the deterioration of any other place.

Prompt words today are father, enmesh, peddler, apartcrepitate, presbyopia, another.

 

25 thoughts on “Joys of Aging

  1. Marion Couvillion

    MY REPLY Your skin may be like bark, but your lack of bark is like a beautiful song~!

    https://mcouvillion.wordpress.com/2022/01/15/my-own-creation/

    On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:45 PM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” I expected wheezing and perhaps crepitations, > creaking joints and even gaseous emanations. Minor loss of memory and > odious rolls of fat, problems kneeling on my knees, but apart from that, > Mother never taught me and Father never told the most bothe” >

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I replied on your blog, Sam. Looks like you have your problems ironed out. I easily accessed it and enjoyed your poem..See more there. I do, however, occasionally bark.

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  2. SAM VOELKER

    Not really; one time it works and the next time it does not. I still have that old file from way back at 2016 which still pops up.. When you see the gravitor of a possum, four feet in the air, you will know that the new post is working. Thanks a lot for letting me know though, I really appreciate knowing what works and what does not. I will try it that way again.. I am still being stubborn about letting them pay their selves whatever they decide to take. I may need to be friended again due to this being a new blog, but it still seems to want to go out as “private”

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    1. SueW

      Sam, have you tried, Settings, General settings, scroll down and select Public, then save settings. Apologies if you’ve already tried it. Image attached.

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      1. SAM VOELKER

        Thanks Sue, I already have the settings as you suggest, but the problem is a little more complex than that; it works for some people sometime an at other times a problem… I am working on another site and it will be up and running soon. You see it reconnected to an old account which is not the same setup as I was using before. Long story with a company that uses a computer as their “happiness engineer”.

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  3. Sheri

    Very realistic & descriptive of the aging process, Judy. You’ve covered many of the physical areas getting me down and I could add a few you missed but it’s probably just as well to leave them out. Nice poem.

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