Saturday, 4 June 2016

Laughter, Elixir of Youth

Hi folks! 

Sorry, nothing new on my You Tube channel lately, but Graham (who shoots the videos) and I have plans... 

Meanwhile, I was SO pleased to hear from a reader who emailed to say she loves browsing the channel whenever she is feeling fed-up as it always cheers her up. Thanks, Monica, positive feedback always welcome:

Now, just in case you think I am getting too serious in my old age…

Since my mid-late 60’s, I seem to be having more than my fair share of senior moments. I can’t help wondering…what lies ahead now I am 70?

Oh, but life is too short to let such things get you down. Besides, sharing senior moments has to be more fun than discussing the weather…well, hasn’t it? As my mother used to say, if you can't laugh at yourself, you really need to get a life.


This little poem of mine
may well be missing the occasional line;
since senior moments with me
are as common as sugar or milk in a cup
of tea or coffee

Whenever out and about,
I rely on my trusty walking stick’s support,
but will often raise the alarm
when I put it aside and it chooses to hide
(usually on my arm)

An easy to follow recipe
(meant to impress old friends visiting me)
might well prove a mistake
when I get proportions sufficiently wrong
to make us all feel sick

I have hurried for buses
only to find I’m soon counting my losses
for its heading (miles) away
from whatever destination I’d had in mind
or forgetting that anyway

A positive thinking person,
I refuse to let senior moments get me down,
but love to laugh at them
among friends over a few drinks in the pub,
ever toasting, ‘Carpe Diem’

Copyright R. N. Taber 2016

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