Michael, you have cheered me immensely with this poem, good man. When someone as talented as you is filled with such humility and good humour as well, you really cannot be half as bad as all that - middle-aged or not!
I have been struggling to write outside of my comfort zone, would anyone else be willing to do a form of poetry challenge....I'm guessing the same as this... (give each other a topic and we have to write a poem about it)
Please don't think I'm a high jacker, I just found this inspiring, a brilliant idea.
As for the write....really nice piece man especially when guided by someone else to a topic, nice one man.