" Growing old is compulsory ,
Growing up is optional " ?
Yes .... and no .
When I was young , I could leap out of bed at 3am
with enthusiasm for the day ahead .
Now i have to struggle to the bathroom , with that bladder thing.
I used to work only when I needed to ..
Now I have to work , and can only just keep up .
When I was young , I could eat and drink anything , or nothing .
Now , I have to watch my weight , go easy on fried food , and
have to eat three meals a day !
When I was young , nothing was too much trouble ,
... now everything's a pain in the ass. !.
Being old is annoying .
I became a stereotype ,one I didn't like ,
and it really sneaked up on me .
No longer can I party all night , and surf or ski all day .
I had to get a longboard , and go to bed at 8:30 !
And my week long ski trips are now down to three ,
painful days .
No more windsurfing , I just watch from the beach
No more outrunning the dog , a brisk walk is strenuous !
A hangover lasts a week , and only half an hour for sleeping
gives me palpitations .
One look in the mirror has me reaching for the moisturiser .
.... and the tweezers !
And GREY hair !
It's just not fair .
I'm not sure when it really all changed , it was gradual I guess .
First the prescription glasses , then all the prescriptions .
The bathroom cabinet is now full of essentials , drops,cremes,pills.
My sneakers now last 5 years , and jeans are getting uncomfortable .
Modern music , ( anything beyond the eighties ) is intolerable !
I guess I still have my own teeth , and hair .
But I never got over losing my youth , I guess I took it for granted .
When I was five , ten was old. At twenty , thirty was ancient.
Now I'm fifty , and decreposity is really here .
No wonder old farts get grumpy !
edit on 10-1-2011 by radarloveguy because: um... can't remember how to spell !
edit on 10-1-2011 by radarloveguy
because: now i remember!