Posts tagged ‘aging’

August 15, 2017

A “Getting Older And Wiser” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I can’t remember the last time that I jumped out of bed in the middle of the night and wrote a limerick, but then again, I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday. I am rapidly approaching one of the “milestone” markers on the Road Of Life. It has given cause for a little reflection and not the type that involves a mirror which I find myself now avoiding more and more.

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August 10, 2017

’63 VW

by Alanna

I have the heart & soul

of a ’63 VW Bug

In my youth

A steady warrior of the road

But now

A purring antiquity

That prefers the slow lane

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February 5, 2017


by dokurtybitz

Eyes closed on the dark
Enjoying the sense of
Free falling,
Feeling the creak of my bones
One more sign
Of my advancing

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February 2, 2017

A “Going Kicking And Screaming Where The Screams Are Real”Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Getting back to humor (or humour, for my friends that spell it that way.)

I turn 65 this year. Keeping with my mantra of “going kicking and screaming,” I am guarding my health with diet and exercise. Guarding my health is very important as there may not be any Medicaid or Medicare around by August. I have always tried to stay fit.  I am at my college weight and I usually feel great. But it is starting to take a little longer to recover from a hard workout and I find myself kvetching a lot more …. and it led to this…

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December 29, 2016

A “New Year’s Wish For A Pish” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

My plumbing is not what it used to be and I have to take pills every day to keep things flowing. Miss a day and you do a lot of begging and pleading with Mr. Johnson, who can be a most uncooperative fellow. At least he’s still a stand up guy. I suppose I should be grateful for that.

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June 7, 2016

The Grey Hair

by A. Marie

Single silver,
Your shining countenance tells a long tale.
Your glow in the streetlight sings a song.

Hospital visits, sleepless nights,
Mornings flipping eggs and
Ballpoint pens scribbling
Bad philosophy,

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April 14, 2016


by dokurtybitz

My vision
Has never extended
That far,
Never a timeline
Of what’s to be done
Other than

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April 2, 2016


by dokurtybitz

Feeling old
And useless
Lying in bed,
Staring at the walls
Watching the day
Slowly tick on by,

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March 21, 2016


by russtowne


It used to be

I’d refer to a calendar

If I wanted to see

What day of the week it was.

Later I didn’t think twice

Because I’d see it on

An electronic device.

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January 22, 2016

A “Dunlap’s Disease” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

There is no question that getting old sucks. I could have never imagined back in 1970, when I graduated high school, that the two pills in the first line of the song White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane would turn out to be Viagra and FloMax. One pill makes your penis larger and one pill makes your prostate small.

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April 23, 2015

~ I Sing a Song of Years…

by ladyliterati

I sing a song of years…

And meadows full of flowers
Flowers drawing the butterfly

The finch, the lark, an open sky

And a little girl who dared to fly
Flying away through the years

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April 12, 2015

As I Grow Old

by Dorinda Duclos

I stand in Shadows
Against the Light
To Block the Mirror
Of my Mind’s own Sight

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March 19, 2015

~ Life Lines

by ladyliterati

~ Life Lines

Anxieties wan
Contentment finally achieved
Golden years glowing
February 25, 2015

A Sign Of Aging Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

While dealing with a minor “health” problem that needed some home medical treatment that required my wearing latex gloves, I made the assertion while making the insertion that growing old is not for the faint of heart and it led to this limerick-al observation.

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December 9, 2014

~ Lament ~

by ladyliterati


Think on us no more
The flower
The beauty of youth
Has forsaken us
Left us waning
And wanting

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September 10, 2014

Changing Seasons

by Colly


Summer gives way to autumn.
Bright greens turn softer in hue.
Weaker leaves succumb, first,
to the ground.

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May 25, 2014

An Alte Cocker’s Modus Operandi

by Joel Kravitz

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May 14, 2014

An Answer For Everything –

by Joel Kravitz

Comic strip poetry


Overdrawn at the memory bank

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April 6, 2014

Realize When it Happens

by thom amundsen


We might want to live lives forever fond.

There are no worrisome days, only dawned


reminders of the times we had much fun.

Playing roles, acting strange only just begun

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September 18, 2013

Plush Peril (Limerick)

by Caddo

You know it’s a bad, arrful day
When, e’er sober—no substance holds sway—
Yet your world gives a tug,
Sends you toppling off rug—
Glad the floor’s just a half-inch away.

©Bennetta Faire, 2013

September 17, 2013

A Couple of “Aging” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Grow old gracefully? You must be dreaming.
My Peter Pan Syndrome is teeming.
If I may be so bold,
Here’s how I’m growing old…
I’m going kicking and screaming!

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September 12, 2013

Something Missing

by graypoet

At times the mind just won’t stop, so my rambling increases…

From the moment we are born, it’s there
That moment when a touch soothes our mind
While not everyone has the same experience
We all desire a touch: soothing, loving and kind.

As an infant, maybe it is that instinctive cry at night
Each parent has awoken to the need for touch
Maybe the only thing needed was a light pat
But to each little mind, that moment meant much.

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July 21, 2012

seasons — poem

by billgncs

time, and the season, is ever changing…

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July 18, 2012

silver haiku

by billgncs

My hair is silver now, my beard the same but my heart still feels young when I look at you. I see

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