I write so I’ll know what I’m thinking

“This Old Body”


This old body has been with me from day one

It has hung around for almost 60 long years

This old body kept growing vertically till age 18

But never stopped growing horizontally

This old body use to run all day

Now it moans like an engine low on fuel

This old body doesn’t jump out of bed each morning

It needs time to warm up, stretching and making strange noises

This old body sees it’s doctor more often than family

Maybe she should be added to the will

This old body no longer glows with sun kissed skin

Feels more like crepe paper and is white like snow

This old body was once home to 3 other humans

They all call me Mom now

This old body can be quite stiff

I need the oil can Dorothy carried around for the Tin Man

This old body is still in one piece

A few teeth are missing, but there’s no shame

This old body has held much love within it’s heart

That love has only grown with each passing year

This old body has been a good one, how can I complain?

It’s the only one I’ve ever had


Books I’m Reading

The Shell Seekers by Roseamunde Pilcher

War Beneath The Sea: Submarine Conflict During WW II by Peter Padfield

Three Stores & 10 Poems by Ernest Hemingway

Washington’s End: The Final Years And Forgotten Struggle by Jonathan Horn

Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

American Revolution by Robert McDonald

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis

The Scientists Who Changed History by DK

Three Days In January by Bret Baier & Courtney Whitney

List of My 5 Star Movies

Dolittle (for kids ****)

In A Valley Of Violence (western) ***

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ****

Yesterday ****

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