A funny little poem about my younger days

March 21st is World Poetry Day. A day where we can celebrate the wonderful poets who touched us with their
All

March 21st is World Poetry Day. A day where we can celebrate the wonderful poets who touched us with their words, we celebrate their ability to to capture their creative spirit, make us laugh, cry, reminisce and even question the world.

In honour of this day we thought we would share a funny little poem some may be able to relate to.

My Younger Days
By Maya Angelou

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn’t hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,
I’ve set my body free;
There’s the comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those pantyhose-
They’re sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?

I need to wear these glasses
As the print’s been getting smaller;
And it wasn’t very long ago
I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to grey
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I’m the same old me,
It’s the outside’s changed a bit.

Can you relate?

Do you have a funny story or joke to share? Submit them here.

  1. Jacqueline Steyn  

    I’ve reached the autumn of my life and all my bits are falling
    Boobies reaching for the ground, my ears not hearing when you’re calling
    My limbs have somewhat weakened, my golden hair has turned to grey
    I think I hear you speak to me but I’ve forgotten yesterday

    Flat belly, tight bum, they now live in the past
    My brittle bones are a part of me now just like this plaster cast
    Four eyes not two help me read a book
    My smooth complexion’s wrinkled now, it’s looking bloody crook

    As I wander through autum years, if I stumble and fall down
    Will you reach out and help me with a smile and not a frown
    Will you look upon me as a nuisance, or a treasure from the past
    Or just some fossilized old lady to be gotten did of fast

  2. You have described me to a tee, thankfully the inside ignores the outside otherwise I’d a blubbering mess by now. Great poems summing up the plight of us getting older..

  3. The treasured words of Coco Chanel say: Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve. Bit harsh eh! I just think i gave entered the snap draggon era, something snapped now everything is draggin. Lorraine 68 and loving it if only i could get my hoof working properly, any suggestions for plantar facciiatis with a spur! Hurty******

  4. The treasured words of Coco Chanel say: Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve. Bit harsh eh! I just think i gave entered the snap draggon era, something snapped now everything is draggin. Lorraine 68 and loving it if only i could get my hoof working properly, any suggestions for plantar facciiatis with a spur! Hurty******

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *