Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Does age really matter when your hair turns grey?
I have fun choosing what age I’ll be each day.
Yesterday was cold and wet, so I was five again
Putting on my wellies, I didn’t mind the rain.

I jumped in every puddle, a few folk stopped to smile,
I was having so much fun, being five for just a while.
Today because the sun came out I’m going to the shop,
I’m going to buy an ice cream, with sprinkles on the top.

I see my husband shake his head; she’s crazy he will say,
If this is second childhood, then I think I’m here to stay!
No use comparing ailments, bemoaning aching joints
They are the childish ones, boldly scoring points.

Tomorrow it’s my birthday, I think I will be eight,
I might get up quite early, or, stay in bed till late!
I may go to the playground if the wind is right,
Then I will be ten again, so I can fly my kite.

You see age is just a number; old age is what we dread,
The only thing important is the age inside your head!
So when someone says they’re old, or wish they weren’t alive,
I blow them a loud raspberry, because me, I’m only five!

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I'm past my sell by date but still going strong, I love reading, gardening, writing and sketching, I live in a very small fishing town and love it. I was born in Coventry but city life was never for me, I have lived in lots of different places, but I am finally settled here (much to the relief of my husband)

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Love this Vicki and so very true! 😀 Will share on our Facebook page 🙂
3rd Mar 2021
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Hi Sally, could I please ask you not to put this on the web page, My husband has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer and he has said 'he wished he he wasn't here anymore' I don't want him to read this with the line about wishing they weren't alive, he would maybe think it was about him, its an old poem written before his diagnoses. I'm sorry to mess you about but I don't want to upset him.. Vicki x

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