Letters to the editor for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The aches and pains of growing older

A good night sleep to which the bones to ache

The pain we try to hide

The bones break as the age creeps in

Youth steps away to the side

Is it the floorboards that creek and moan,

Or is it our bones that speak?

Old age takes a special strength

But with our aches we appear too weak

A pill here, a heating pad there,

But our minds are what keep us strong

Youth is what we lack with age

But part of life we still belong

Old age obviously is not for the young;

They have their strength in their youthful way

But the aches and pains that come with age

With our strength knowing the pain will stay

Ouch! Ouch! Keeps in time with each step

Do I really want to bend down for that dollar?

Well, I have enough meds, the heating pad is on

What the hell, I’ll just lean over and holler.

Grant H. Wass

Carson City


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