My Birthday (Excerpts)
I flex my muscles all by myself
by Ernie Gill
looking for swelling that used to be there.
To my dismay, they sag and droop.
The only thing that could help is prayer.
I pull in my stomach when ladies are around
and try to look manly and strong.
The truth is, I'm glad when they leave
for I can't hold it in too long.
My teeth are mine and are original
My ears still need no amplification.
But it does seem like everyone mumbles
and I don't understand all the conversation.
I wheeze when I run and snore when I sleep.
But I'm still a romantic at heart.
For I know one thing for certain,
if I'm getting older, so is my sweetheart.