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Look that up in your Funk & Wagnall!
At Age 69 ...
© - Tom Hyland - 09-13-09
At Age 69 ...
I have Discovered Several Things:
Egad! I am truly OLD!
Next year I will be a - Septuagenarian!
But - Trapped Inside is a Teenager -
Still - Both Daring and BOLD!
My Mind is like a Steel Trap -
Perhaps Needful of some WD-40 -
Trusty - but - a Tad Rusty?
Somewhat Full of Mindless Crap?
Verbosity - Diarrhea of the Brain?
Wordiness - Rambling On and On and On -
Dangling Participles and Run-on Sentences -
Perhaps Akin to that of a Wrecked Train?
Conversed this Saturday with a Man named Dan -
Eighty-Four and Still Going Strong -
Still Dancing, Driving - Mind Clear as a Bell -
Attitude is Where it’s At - A Man with a Plan!
Having Lived a Full Life of Good Health -
Now - All the ‘Buggies’ Gather Round -
Hoopin’ n’ Hollerin’ n’ Threatenin’ Invasion -
Sicknesses Now Drain - My Meager Wealth!
Have a Doctor’s Appointment Tomorrow Morn -
Lady called to Advise - Medicare Deductible Not Met -
Ninety-Five Dollars - Bring It Along -
Neither Cash Nor Credit Card - Do We Scorn!
“No Tickie - No Laundry!”
No Money - No Service!
National Health Reform?
My - Oh My - What a Quandary!
At Age 69 ... What Else do I Know?
Aching Bones n’ Muscles n’ Tendons -
And my Recent Dose of “Shingles” -
Have me Moving - Not Fast - But Slow!
Medicare - Parts A n’ B - got ‘Em!
AARP Prescription Plan - A ‘Sick Joke!’
Part D - and Supplemental - Lost!
Could Not Afford ‘Em!
Last Year - Credit Score - Excellent Seven-Fifty-Three!
After Medical Bill Disputes - ALAS!
Dropped to Six--Forty-Four!
Then - My Own Credit Union - Denied Me!
Judges, Lawyers, Representatives, Governors, Congressmen -
Both Make and Break The Laws -
Living in Seventh-Heaven Splendor -
Say: “Tighten Your Belts!” - Again n’ Again!
What’s Wrong with this Picture? Can You Surmise?
The ‘Haves’ Always Have!
The ‘Have-Nots’ Do Without -
Gee - What a Sick Surprise!
At Age 69 ... What Else have I Learned?
I Am Slave Now - to No One!
‘The Man’ - No Longer Master!
‘Ceptin’ The God-Almighty Dollar! - Am I Burned?
The “Golden Age’ of Retirement - WHEE!
Work Three Days a Week Now - Part-Time -
Deliverin’ ‘Scrips’ to Other ‘Sickies’ -
N’ Countin’ My Blessings - YESSIREE!
Diabetics’ Insulin - ‘Heart Pills’ - n’ DEPENDS!
Inhalers - Walkers - Wheelchairs - ‘Pain Pills’ -
Collect Those Deductibles n’ Co-Pays -
The Myriad of Maladies - It Never ENDS!
But - The Galz n’ Guyz in ‘Ivory Towers’ -
They Neither Care, Nor See It Not -
“We Are ‘Haves’ - So SCREW You!”
N’ the little dowdy guy just - Cowers!
At Age 69 ... Have I Become Dour?
Has My Smile Been Removed by a Scour?
Do I Glower Because I’m Sour?
Only - Every Second - Every Minute - Every Hour!
I Love, Greet, and Enjoy -
The ‘Common Man’ -
And Even More So -
The ‘Common Woman!’
It is The Leaders - The Liars - The Leeches -
That I Truly Detest!
© - TKH
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|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|LOL, or perhaps not. I once asked a lady what it felt like to be 102. She said she felt about the same as when she was 40 or so. I feel about 35 until I get up to walk around the room and my legs tell be they are 56 and then some. lol Had to wear my leg brace yesterday. $1300.00 it cost. Ugly but a nice splashy cobalt blue. Goes well with my Nikes and flowered cane. I might be old by some standards but at least I'm colorful. Hugs, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|I can't imagine your ramblings when you reach 89 ! ! ! cos...have we another twenty years? or they come to clean this planet to the bones and we have nothing to ramble about?
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Great stuff, Tom.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Age: truly has a way of sneaking up on ya. =] Make it the best EVer - happy birthday!!!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. (50 and glad to be here)
|Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
|Jeeze, Tom, you're a kid. I was seventy-five in August and so long as I'm able to purchase Viagra -- and have a reason to purchase Viagra --and have good friends like you to cover my back, politically, life isn't so bad.
Your, older than you, friend, Mark
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|You're YOUNG yet, TomKat! Happy Birthday!! Loves ya!
(((HUGS))) As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Bet you get around better than me, and I'm only fifty! LOLOLOLOL
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|HAWPY BIRFDAY, to you, Tom!!! What a tribute this is to your years, dear friend :o)
Recently read something you'll enjoy: I LOVE my Country...it's the [past] Government I detest.
Be'n 7-1/2 yrs your senior, ya gotta laugh with me on that one!
Blessings, Love, and Many More Years for Ya' - Micke
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Fantastic! All the "joys" of growing older us younguns, well not quite, can look forward to. Humorous, yet so true and sad.