Age

When I woke for work this morning
I wish I’d stayed in bed
But, I perservered and showered
I could sleep more when I’m dead

Another ache, another pain
My eyes were sore and red
But, I had to keep on moving
I could sleep more when I’m dead

Age is creeping up on me
In fact, I know it’s here
It lets me know it’s present
It gets louder every year
I can not do the things I did
I can’t see what once was
I know it’s not technology
I know age…yes, age is the main cause

I have to sit to tie my shoes
Even that takes all my breath
I cough most times I do them up
It scares my wife to death

I used to go out for a run
Each day when I got home
But, now I like the company
I can’t go outside alone

Age is creeping up on me
In fact, I know it’s here
It lets me know it’s present
It gets louder every year
I can not do the things I did
I can’t see what once was
I know it’s not technology
I know age…yes, age is the main cause

My hair, is grey with brown highlights
At least, where it still lies
It’s growing like a weed field
Above both of my eyes

I have more types of medicine
Than most people half my age
My glasses are now trifocal
So I can see what’s on the page

Age is creeping up on me
In fact, I know it’s here
It lets me know it’s present
It gets louder every year
I can not do the things I did
I can’t see what once was
I know it’s not technology
I know age…yes, age is the main cause

I hear as well as I once did
As long as all is quiet
I didn’t think you’d believe that one
But, I thought,….oh hell, let’s try it

Spicy foods, don’t start me off
My stomach they just turn
I have a little purple pill
To help with the heart burn

Age is creeping up on me
In fact, I know it’s here
It lets me know it’s present
It gets louder every year
I can not do the things I did
I can’t see what once was
I know it’s not technology
I know age…yes, age is the main cause

Sex, now there’s a topic
I would rather watch tv
My wife still wants to have it
All that’s missing’s …me

I talk just like my grandpa did
About the good old days
How we had to walk uphill to school
And how it was uphill…both ways

Age is creeping up on me
In fact, I know it’s here
It lets me know it’s present
It gets louder every year
I can not do the things I did
I can’t see what once was
I know it’s not technology
I know age…yes, age is the main cause

Age….it is a nasty thing
You don’t see it, but it comes
All my body is receding
My hair, my brain, my gums

I know I’ll never beat it
I’ll learn to live with it instead
so, for now…I’ll just go along
I’ll get my rest when I am dead.

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