Party Animal

Party Animal

I trip and stumble,
fall and tumble
(Lately haste
not to my taste.)
Incapacitated? Yes!
What’s the reason? Can’t you guess?
Once, though I was hale and hearty,
life of every wild party, 
now I draw less audiences,
fewer smiles and way more winces
as I slip up, toe or tongue 
on syllables or ladder rung.
These faux pas once made due to whiskey
back when I was young and frisky
are due to age’s cruel spasms
instead of youth’s enthusiasms.

Prompts for today are trip, mumble, incapacitated, hale, draw andtaste. Photo by Hillary P on Unsplash

This entry was posted in Humor, humorous poem, poems, Poems about aging on by .

About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Party Animal

  1. The Inkwell (Pankaj Kumar)

    Your poem is quite poignant and captures the feeling of aging and the toll it takes on the body and mind. It’s a universal experience that many of us can relate to. I hope you don’t feel too down on yourself, though. Just because you may not be the “life of the party” anymore doesn’t mean you don’t have value and worth. Your experiences and wisdom are just as valuable and can be shared in different ways. I wish you all the best as you navigate this new phase of life and hope that you can find joy and contentment in the small moments. 👍👏👌😊



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