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