Being Old: The Advantages And Disadvantages....... [(See The Title): Long; Personal? ; Humour? ]

For my poems, my friend Valsa George has a hunger.
She’s over fifty, but, compared to me, she is younger.
She suggested I write about ‘the advantages of being old’.
It’s a challenge, but, Valsa, on this idea you have sold......

by Bri Edwards Click to read full poem

Comments (53)

I do understand this poem. A wonderful poem.
I love being old, thanks Bri, , , , I should of been older sooner, I've been missing out, after reading your poem lol
A brilliant right that just goes to show the fors and against of getting old CAN be humorously told? ......good one Buddie!
Bri, I gather your old, yes i am too, , , , as I make a frequent visit to the loo I reading your poem, , , as I stoop to relieve, , , I'm thinking what an act poem, as I live and still breath, ,
Great humour! Content is fab.
Brilliant! I’m 78..Everyting nowadays is in slow motion. Keep your’e pen moving. Best regards Sally.
The last line should be: Be happy and live till you die, -nilly. (Report)
Well done. Good humour. I totally agree with you. Live and let others live. Don't stay in anybody else’s way and you'll be safe and sound. Be happy and live till you die, - nilly.
Well done. Good humour. I totally agree with you. Live and let others live. Don't stay in anybody elses way and you'll be safe and sound. Be happy and live till you die, -nilly.
I am always enraptured by the cleverness of this write. Very funny. So entertaining! ! ! I concur with the wisdom of Perdita ' s comment. A 2 in 1 poem.....laughter and knowledge.
humor in colloquial style.....great
You are a good rhymer and a great humorist. Enjoyed it.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20...
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Such a witty and lighthearted poem about old age. With retirement comes the freedom from loaded jobs, and the retired people can then enjoy good life if they remain young at heart and stay healthy and vigorous...I remember reading an essay by Samuel Ullman entitled: Youth. Here pasted to share with friends:
Very entertaining, informative and honest write. A favorite and into my Poem List.10
This is the funniest poem I have ever read. I laughed out loud the whole time I read from the first line to the last line. It depicts the realities of life portrayed in a masterly crafted poem. Bri Edwards, with his skill and way of words he could beat the stand up comedians, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry, the Cable Guy.
Loved, loved, loved it! ! ! I'm much older than you and therefore much closer to the end of days. You write very perceptively and skillfully. (a rare combination these days of tablets and smart? phones) . You made me smile today Brian. Thank you for that!
What's a pro, but the mirror of a con? problem with the golden years is that there never is a golden age for anything, even age. Without a job, your funds dry quicker then your skin, there's no purpose in your life for you to pin. When teenagers complain about all their problems, I might make them read this, just in the hope they realize what growing up problems look like.
“Though you may have income, it may not be enough, and if your pension plan fizzles....life can get really tough. Money worries and new pains insomnia may cause. It may be a losing battle for you against the 'Laws....of Nature'! ” A great write............... I value it a lot! !