Sunday, January 17, 2010

Some Hopes!

This week the quote is from Robert Browning.
Grow old along with me;
The best is yet to be.


If you want to grow old along with me
You must retain your agility!
Your eyesight must remain quite clear
Likewise the hearing in each ear!
You mustn't clack ill-fitting dentures!
You must embrace all brand new ventures.
You musn't wear out-dated clothes
Or have any hairs sticking out of your nose!
You mustn't listen to Forties tunes
Or have little naps in the afternoons!
You mustn't snore, you mustn't wheeze!
In fact, NO nasty noises! Please!
You were once 'the best', so I'm informed,
The ladies swooned, the ladies swarmed!
Since then I think you've gone off the boil!
And all your hinges are needing oil!
I shudder at what is yet to be!
But I am facing reality!
Sweetheart! I'll certainly marry you!
Half of everything?
That'll do!

Variations on the theme here:


Elisabeth said...

Brilliant verse and picture here Brenda. So apt.

I watched Shirley Temple in Curly Top the other night for nostalgia's sake and wondered at the older man's passion for a dear little girl. We'd look at it differently today.

How cynical we've become. With good reason perhaps but still...

Jinksy said...

What a DOM - leave you to add the words! lol :)

keiths ramblings said...

Your words certainly made me smile, and as for the picture..... good on him!

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved this made me smile!

maryt/theteach said...

Oh my! Rinkley, what a capture! He's probably her grandfather... Thanks for your good wishes for a successful medical procedure. I'm back blogging full-time! :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

How funny!! Where did you capture this picture? Your poem is delightful.

lissa said...

gives me a chuckle, thanks

Stan Ski said...

Just goes to show...'you've gotta be a hustler'...

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, dead good! This made me laugh!!

madeline d. murray said...

This is so funny. The picture is perfect. Nobody does verse better. Thank you!

Anya Padyam said...

That was delightfully funny! :)