Growing old you’d think are the days of glory;
We can bend over, but getting up is another story.
Getting old never makes a person glad;
Talking about the health problems they’ve had.
Everybody likes saving money in any amount;
Real old, when not asked, just given a senior discount.
Getting lucky means finding your car in a parking lot;
Yet we must be grateful for everything we have got.
You’re really old when you get winded playing cards;
And it’s a real trip just to stroll around in the yards.
It takes two or more tries to get up and out of bed;
Then for three or four minutes I just scratch my head.
I don’t know if I’m leaving the room or just coming in;
And I can tell you growing old there is no way to win.
A pacemaker makes a garage door go up and down;
And old timer is lucky if they can keep hanging around.
People born after 1928 have no idea what I am saying;
They think that it’s a joke and that I’m just playing.
It’s hard to believe that an old timer can live so long;
When we have so many things that can go wrong.