OH MY GOD! (Wrinkly Limb Blues)

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A friend was complaining to me about her wrinkly legs and arms... so...

OH MY GOD! (Wrinkly Limb Blues)

OH MY GOD, I can’t believe
How wrinkled these things are!
More wrinkly than a Shar-Pei dog
Or dried up prunes by far!

And OH MY GOD the weather’s warm!
Whatever will I do?
When all my neighbours are in shorts
I’ll have to hide from view.

And have you seen these arms of mine?
The shamefullest of things!
I’d wear a sleeveless top, but OH,
The ridicule it brings!

So OH MY GOD, please turn your head
Whenever I walk by,
For if you see my wrinkly limbs,
OH MY GOD, I’ll die!

 

For Jen, April 2019

 


Submitted: April 26, 2019

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AdamCarlton

All invisible with a charming personality!

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:53pm

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Haha - yup! If only I had one! (insert rolling eye emoji here) hahaha

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:05pm

Jeff Bezaire

The problem with being self-conscious is you think the rest of the world is as conscious of you. I'd be more concerned that I've put my pants on properly and that my shirt isn't inside out.
A good write, Bobi. We can get so caught up on ultimately insignificant things and sap the fun out of our lives.

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:54pm

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Thanks, Jeff. It's all in fun - I wear sleeveless tops and shorts all summer, and to hell with the wrinkles!

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:06pm

hullabaloo22

You can't beat a great big over-sized hoodie, Bobi. And sweatpants! This really brought a smile.

Fri, April 26th, 2019 7:04pm

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Thanks, Hully! I agree - a big hoodie and sweatpants, but not in summer - then the shorts and sleeveless tops come out and damn the wrinkly limbs!

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:08pm

Mike S.

Well, no one should feel like this, but this could have described me for years--a finer, Bobi!

Fri, April 26th, 2019 8:10pm

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All just in fun - I've suppressed all my body-image issues with an 86% success rate! Hahaha!

Fri, April 26th, 2019 6:09pm

tom mcmullen

Funny poem Bobi, I wear a burka myself and get asked out on lots of dates!

Sat, April 27th, 2019 8:52am

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