“I’m Fine 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 well for the shape that 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 alright

My memory is failing, my head is in a spin.

But I’m awfully well for the shape I am in.

 

Old age is golden- I’ve heard it said

But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed

With my ears in the drawer, my teeth in a cup

My eyes on the table until I wake up

E’re sleep overtakes me I say to myself

Is there anything else I can lay on the shelf?

 

How do I know that my youth is all spent?

Well my “Get up and go” has got up and went

But I really don’t mind when I think with a grin

Of all the grand places my “Get up” has bin.

 

The moral of this as my tale unfold

That for you and me who are growing old

It’s better to say “I’m fine” with a grin

Than to let folks know the shape we are in.

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One response to ““I’m Fine Thank You!”

  • Brian Benson

    Leon,
    You’re getting better by the day. Kol Hakavod. Are you working on your book yet ? As I’ve told you before, you really have got what it takes. Seriously, think about it,
    Best regards to you both,
    Brian.

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