Friday, August 13, 2010

MAG 27

The ABCs of Aging

As I age,
Bursitis in my hips
Corrosion in my colon
Darned if I don't appreciate ---
"every day above ground is a good one," my
father states.  I
grin and grind my teeth,
heavily sighing and
inanely giggling at the ridiculous
joy my
kids express while they
laugh at me trying to get up,
moaning whilst moving,
not quite able to
overcome the
popping in my joints. 
Quickly now -- up!  Before the muscles
retract.  "Getting old ain't for 
sissies," Dad says.  He keeps
telling me this; but
unlike him, I'm not brave or
valiant.  I
want to go without those
x-rays that show rapid deterioration; while I'm
young, vibrant and still
zealous and zany.

-kls 2010

This was written in response to a prompt from Magpie Tales.  Write your own and link here.


Jan said...


kathew said...

love these words: "while I'm
young, vibrant and still
zealous and zany." Because that's what I feel too! So very true! Great Magpie!

Helen said...

Bravo ... beautifully stated. ME TOO!

willow said...

Your dad's so right. It ain't for sissies.

Tattered and Lost said...

All too familiar. Very nicely done.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

And waaaaay too close to home! LOL!!!


P.S. Love the photo

ninotaziz said...

Love the Dad! He is full of gumption.

CityMom2 said...

You paint a vivid image of being trapped in a body that has betrayed the owner.
Well done.

Brian Miller said...

stay zany and keeps the rust off...smiles. excellent form using the alphabet...loved your mag!

Tumblewords: said...

Zany and zealous is a wonderful state, but I kinda wanna hang around for some time beyond then! :) Nice post, oh, yes!

Anonymous said...

It amazes me when I realize the amount of groans and noise I produce while doing something as simple as rising from a seated position.

Where once I could put my large toe in my mouth, (WHY I once did it is incomprehensible to me)I can no longer take a step without an accompanying groan.

Kavita said...

THIS WAS BRILLIANT!!! So cleverly done!!
Hats off!!! And so witty and hilarious too! phheeww.. WOW!