Guilty Pleasures

Re response to New Years Eve I think fellow ‘ rebels’ may identify with this

Guilty Pleasures

As I reach the age of seventy, one lesson I have  learned
Any pleasures that I take, I feel I’ve truly earned
When young I had to leave my bed, before the dawn had cracked
Time snoozing under blankets, is what I sadly lacked

So if the day is snowy, or the window flecked with rain
I fluff up my duvet, and snuggle down again
I wear exactly what I choose, no keeping things for best
Living now on borrowed time, may soon be laid to rest

So when it comes to dining, you girls know what I mean
Eating out most days, does keep the oven clean
As I go out frequently, my money is soon spent
To make up for housebound years, is my one intent

If I want cake I’ll have it, for breakfast, dinner, tea
Tho’ always eat it standing up, less calories you see
At my stage in life, the next theory suits me fine
That I need preservatives, which can be found in wine

If one glass doesn’t work, quaff another if you dare
If that’s also a failure, you’ll be blotto and won’t care
So when I take my pleasures, believe me I take many
I revel in them every day……but guilt…..there isn’t any!

Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world..

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Turnerma
7th Jan 2019
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Thank you! Made me smile on a dull grey morning,
Suze q
5th Jan 2019
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Great poem and such true words So enjoyed reading it thank you
Busy Betty
5th Jan 2019
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Brilliant will put in place myself
Kes
5th Jan 2019
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Glenys, you absolutely have the right idea. Brilliant poem.
MaryW377
5th Jan 2019
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Yes I can relate to all you say.
Bernieb
5th Jan 2019
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This made me laugh
But so true
Turning 62 today
got me thinking about how life as gone so quickly
.and now I'm thinking Mmmm
This is it I'm on borrowed time
But like I tell my family
I want to live forever So not to worry
Its time to really not be so serious and just do what the poem says
Thank you and I will be doing everything it says ❤ x
MaryW377
5th Jan 2019
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Love this poem Glenys 😀 I will share it on our Facebook page over the weekend. You got some great feedback for your NYE poem 😀

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