A case of... (a poetic challenge set by Kitty Kat lady)

by Michael   Sep 16, 2017

How does this work should I give up my job?
and hand in my keys; and my rabbit-foot fob
I think I’ll twiddle my fingers for now;
and hope those infected will help me somehow

I begin to feel anxious; not feeling quite right.
Is it the hopeless effects of my aging delight?
no need to panic; I’ll find something to do
I’ll go to my dentist as my check up is due!

No wait! I’ll visit my doctor; as he always knows'
to remedy my mind full of worries and woes.
I’m riddled and itchy with middle age plight,
my weight; is out-weighing my diminishing-height!

I better start dating before its too late;
I’ll get on a website and sort out a date.
But I’m balding and not looking too slim
I’ll take an odd selfie where the lighting is dim!

I’ll take up tennis; and jog round the park
To hell with the dogs who hate joggers, and bark.
My track-suit! Bit of squeeze I’m sure it still fits
have I washed them since I last had the s..ts?

So really I'm stuck with this awful time
I’m sure its my age now, at forty nine
The baggage of history, of where I have come
I thought I'd dodged it at forty one!

A case of:

no confession of sins
no words of my vices
Karma has swung
with my middle-life-crisis!


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  • 6 years ago

    by Justen Smith

    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.

  • 6 years ago

    by Mark

    Ahhh fantastic....well done. XD

  • 6 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Hahaha...Oh my... this challenge between you two seems great! I liked Kitty's piece and this one is as fun and flawlessly rhymed.! Mid life crisis...hahaha. Liked it very much.

    • 6 years ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Miss Mel
      Yes it was certainly a little challenge, with fun and humour (with a tiny bit of truth haha) :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    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!


    • 6 years ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Ben
      I really like your comments, which says it all in a nice compliment my friend :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Hahaha ... you really did rise to the challenge Michael! This is sooo funny :-) Really well done x

    • 6 years ago

      by Michael

      Why thank you Miss Kitty K :)x

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