Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Acrostic: Growing Old


Groaning grappling facing
Reality that's what
Old people do
When daily facing
Insidious incessant pain
Neck shoulders legs
Groin belly feet

Old before your
Life is ready
Do or die

Copyright © 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Written for Acrostics Only January, 2010, prompt 10, Acrostic Poem on
Senior Living: Growing Old (Requirement: 3 words per line)

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At Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:55:00 AM, Blogger Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

Oh Lordy, how right you are, as the cold have made me cry with knee pains. I remember smelling liniment when I was young, the old folks called it horse liniment, now I wish I had some.

At Wednesday, January 06, 2010 8:30:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Me too, Amias. And hip and shoulder pains just for laying on my side for a half hour.

At Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:46:00 PM, Anonymous Saras said...

Cheer up Jim,
Do some walking and drink plenty of water, you will not be able to recognize yourself!

At Wednesday, January 06, 2010 8:14:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Dad talks about these things. He is preparing me for the future.

At Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:17:00 PM, Blogger Melissa Russell said...

Jim you captured this Acrostic so nicely.

I remember using that liniment. I know, I know I'm only 44 but hey I started life on the back roads of Oklahoma, we had liniment.

Remember the salve that came in tin cans, I loved that stuff. Wish I had some now.

Again this is fantastic Jim I truly enjoyed this.

At Saturday, January 09, 2010 9:49:00 PM, Anonymous Gel said...

I'm sorry you're in pain, my dear friend.Your acrostic skills amaze me! (I posted on my blog again & I will take your advice.)

At Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:49:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Since when does everything I write have to be true or even be about me?
That goes for the ones I write in first person or not. Just happens this one isn't.
One exception, if it's a meme poem it's generally true. :-)

At Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:41:00 PM, Blogger Amity said...

Hi Jim;

As i could see, this is the only acro prompt you have done!

I know it was an effort for you sharing us how it feels to be old...:)

Everyone will come to that! And Oh, I dread the day!

And yeah, Jim, I think it is better if your acro is aligned left, as Amias once suggested me that!


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