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!

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