Sunday, January 17, 2010

Kneetly Put!

© John Wagner
Hallmark, Inc.



There are times, dear Maxine, when you hit nails on the head!
When you put things so succinctly that there's no more to be said.
All the while that I'm erect I feel quite young and agile,
But when I get down on my knees it's then I turn so fragile!
When I'm in the shower I feel perfectly secure,
But put me in a bath-tub and I find I'm not so sure.
Bravely I try to scramble out but the knees seem to resist!
I writhe and squirm like a pinkish seal or an old contortionist!
I grab on to the bath-side and give a hefty nudge
But sadly I stay water-bound; I just don't even budge!
It's only after several tries and an effort of great will,
That I can extricate myself! Or else I'd be there still!
(I hope, when you were reading that, you didn't picture me!
Pretend I'm a example of supreme agility!)
Japanese ladies of great age can spring-up from the floor,
Because they've always used their knees in earlier days of yore.
Whereas we Anglo-Saxons let our knees simply decline,
Until they end up useless, like these silly knees of mine!
No more getting down for me! It just wont be too clever!
Unless somebody rescues me I 'll just stay down for ever!

More gammy knees here:


Darlene said...

I can relate to this.

Auntie E said...

So true, it getting harder and harder to get back up. Great post.
Here's my Maxine on Saturday link for you

Patty said...

Lordy, lordy, sounds like me. Once down, unless I have a chair or some larger piece of furniture to throw my body over to slowly pull one foot out flat on the floor and heave myself over the chair so I can then get the other foot to a standing position, I would also remain on the floor. I try not to have to get down there anymore. Good ole Maxine is always good for a laugh. Happy week-end, yours is half over all ready. Our granddaughter has a three day week-end. Monday being Martin Luther King Day, no school, banks and post office will also be clossed.

Judi said...

I said practically the same thing to a friend on the phone just this morning! Maxine does "hit the nail on the head", doesn't she?!

maryt/theteach said...

Ah, yes, Rinkly, don't ask ME to get down on my knees... Great maxine, great poem! :)

Cheryl said...

OK, who has been following me?? Sounds like me the other day when I took a big spill in the snow!