Lazy Bones

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Dozing and musing .

Tired bones ache

unwilling to partake

is it the joy of getting old

when limbs, simply won't unfold

will I need a riser chair

to help me get from here to there

when all I want to do is doze

that's getting older I suppose

the weekends go so fast

will my stiffening torso last

when there's no agility

yet in my head ability.



Mr. Watson

Sept 2015

Submitted: September 27, 2015

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H. Adams

I'm not looking forward to old age. Gotta make my time as a kid as carefree and fun as I can... People always say they have regrets because they didn't enjoy their life as a kid so I'm gonna make it worthwhile. This poem definitely was different from some of your others in terms of style, yet still nice, light, and refreshing. Well done Mr. W. :D

Sun, September 27th, 2015 4:43pm


Thanks for the read Hanorbi. If you get an opportunity grasp it with both hands, enjoy life to the full, always be young at heart. I consider myself middle aged, but the old hips and knees do ache sometimes !

Mon, September 28th, 2015 11:45am

unmasked delusions

I don't know why...the way you put this was so touching. I know it's suppose to be funny also but it's so true. I like it

Sun, September 27th, 2015 8:10pm


some weekends I can't be bothered. I still wake at the usual time for work, go downstairs have a cuppa, then nod on the sofa on and off for a couple of hours, then wake with a stiff neck, ha..ha..

Mon, September 28th, 2015 12:19pm

Bert Broomberg

A bitter sweet observation, I love it. There's nothing wrong with dozing a bit, and thinking - or hoping in some cases - you're still young.

Sun, September 27th, 2015 8:36pm


Young at heart Bert, not in the bones ! Thanks for stopping by.

Mon, September 28th, 2015 12:03pm

Jeff Bezaire

I know it's not a fun word to hear, but becoming a vegan will help put some pep back in your step. But life's not fun without steak and chicken. Getting old doesn't necessarily suck, but feeling old certainly does.

Mon, September 28th, 2015 12:04am


So true Jeff, I've never been one for vegetables, unless they're swimming in gravy, though I do take multi vitamins !

Mon, September 28th, 2015 11:49am

B Douglas Slack

Oh, man. I can SO identify with this one. I've just come home from prepping our Colorado house for winter. Talk about hard labour, Yow! I have aches and pains on top of my aches and pains. At 73, who needs it. Adding to the mix was a 1300+ mile drive made in two 11-hour shifts. I suppose that some time in the future I'll get a rest. But I prefer that rest to not involve throwing dirt in my face and mumbling incantations. ~Tom

Tue, September 29th, 2015 3:04pm


You've got a few years on me Tom. Thats hell of a trip, it's like travelling from one end of Britain to the other, one and a half times ! Then having to sort the house out as well.
No wonder you're aching. Have you considered doing it pushing a pea with your nose, that way you'd get dirt on your face, without the incantations. Ha.. Ha..

Tue, September 29th, 2015 11:39am

Mrs Cowell

I agree. Your own mind set is totally different inside to outside. You think young but are ageing. Sadly I'm still stuck at age 12!

Tue, October 6th, 2015 9:01pm


I wondered why you still sucked your thumb and pulled your tongue out ! Ha..Ha..

Wed, October 7th, 2015 11:17am

Keke Serene

Yikes! The thought of getting old scares me a lot! It seems so painful and like, miserable. Because you're body's being a jerk becuse it's aging! I don't wanna be old, so I've contented myself with the idea of dying at 55 which isn't young, but it's old either. At that age, I feel, I'll be able to retire from my doctoring and travel till I drop. :) Within the year.
Though, I must admit that your description of the joys of being old sound a lot like my daily life, har. Constantly sleeping (just woke up from a nap!), needing a rider chair (I will soon if I stay this out of shape!).And of course, weekends go by the speed of light!
The last few lines, "will my stiffening torso last..." concerning like, your body breaking down while you're still mentally fit is probably what I fear the most. Being mental aware of the physical decay that your bodies experiencing....? I think I'd loose it just thinking about that every day and night...
But I like this poem! Very nicely written, though I think the aging population deserves to be lazy. And the younger population too, if they got paid better. :D

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 10:58pm


That gives me another year then ! life passes by in a glimpse. I'm young at heart, but the old bones do ache somedays.

Sun, March 6th, 2016 4:31am

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