Wednesday, 3 December 2014

O.A.P. = Officially Acknowledged Poet

What's in a date? A month? A day?
We're ageing slowly anyway!
At 65 what's the big deal?
Surely it's a case of how you feel?

Time to put us out to clover?
Surely not? Let's live – move over!
Now there's time to take up sport
And benefit from a long walk.

By now the mortgage has been paid
And all our options carefully weighed.
No money needed for school fees
Let's plan some travelling overseas.

Meanwhile at home some welcome plus-es:
Cheaper tickets on the buses!
Concession rates for exhibitions
Daytime shows with free admissions.

Staying active keeps us sane
Crosswords entertain our brain
The rat race is for others now
My future is my own – and how!

(c) Poet in the woods 2014


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