I’m Very Well Thank You – A Poem
Ian Smith discovered this little gem recently and thought he would share .
I’m Very Well Thank You!!
There is nothing the matter with me,
I’m as healthy as I can be.
I have arthritis in both my knees,
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze
My pulse is weak and my blood is thin
But I’m awfully fit for the shape I’m in
Arch supports I have for my feet,
Or I wouldn’t be able to be on the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night
But every morning I find I’m all right.
My memory is failing, my head’s in a spin
But I’m awfully well for the shape I’m in.
The moral is this; a s my tale I unfold
That for you and me that are growing old
It’s better to say “I’m fine” with a grin
Than to let folks know the shape we are in.
How do I know that my youth is all spent?
Well my GET UP AND GO has got up and went.
But I don’t really mind when I think with a grin
Of all the grand places my “get up” has been
Old age is golden I’ve heard it said
But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed
With my “ears” in the drawers, my “teeth” in a cup
My “eyes” on the table till I get up.
Here sleep overtakes me as I say to myself
Is there anything else I can lay on the shelf?
When I was young my slippers were red
I could kick my heels right over my head,
When I was older my slippers were blue
But still I could dance the whole night through.
Now I am old and my slippers are black
I walk to the store and puff my way back.
I get up each morning and dust off my wits
And pick up the paper to read the “Obits”
If my name is still missing I know I’m not dead
I have a good breakfast and go back to bed!