Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post a Poem Day

My good blogging buddy Carol at Charli and me is hosting Poem In Your Pocket Day. If you're interested, all you need do is post a poem and tell why it's special to you. Give a bit of information about the author too.

You know that a laugh, chuckle, or smile is what I prefer. So it should not surprise anyone that my poem is a light-hearted one.

For All the Girls

When I was in my younger days, 
I weighed a few pounds less, 
I needn't hold my tummy in 
To wear a belted dress. 

But now that I am older, 
I've set my body free; 
There's comfort of elastic 
Where once my waist would be. 

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes 
My feet have not forgiven; 
I have to wear a nine now, 
But used to wear a seven. 

And how about those pantyhose- 
They're sized by weight, you see, 
So how come when I put them on 
The crotch is at my knees? 

I need to wear these glasses 
As the prints were getting smaller; 
And it wasn't very long ago 
I know that I was taller. 

Though my hair has turned to grey 
And my skin no longer fits, 
On the inside, I'm the same old me, 
Just the outside's changed a bit.

Author Unknown


April said...

You don't know how much I needed that this morning, came to my rescue! :)

Faye said...

Goodmorning Sally!I needed this today.You are something else.Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Patti VZ said...

All I have to add is "Amen" to that poem of yours! :)

Becky K. said...

Oh my goodness. I was just laughing last night about how my body has changed...gotta laugh or you'll cry.

Good timing!

sara said...

this brought me a great laugh this morning...mostly because I can relate!!! loved it!

Anonymous said...

LOL I loved your poem Sally ♥ Thank you so much for partisipating in National Poem In Your Pocket Day!

Knitty said...

Great poem and Maxine is always brilliant!

Shelia said...

OH, Sallyness! This was great! It's so sad, but it's true! I can laugh!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :

Cathy said...

Very cute, Sally ~

LV said...

This is such a great feature. I love humor.

Darlene said...

That is definitely the perfect poem!!! Have a great Thursday Sally!

Bridget said...

This poem couldn't be more fitting to me right now!
I love the concept of sharing a favorite poem. I hope you keep participating in this meme!

Deare Diary said...

That is funny and true! Thanks for the laugh, I needed that today.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute, Sally, you Vanilla Latte, you! :-)

I second Maxine's maxim.


Sheila :-)

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

That put a smile on my face today ..Merci!!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I will be seventy in October that pretty much explains why I love this poem so much. It is sad but unavoidable so we might as well laugh about it. this poem definitely put a smile on my face.


artis1111 said...

I resemble that poem! hehe As long as my arm will go over my head ,I shall be blond! Kathy

Musings of A Minister said...

Funny "stuff."...You're right. Charles Grodin is a funny man. I'm glad you signed up for his book. Write it down. I don't want you to be surprised when it arrives in the mail. LOL.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks Sally for the cute poem... It, along with the cartoon, put a smile on my face...

I'm extremely busy now--getting ready to leave on vacation on Sat. morning. If I don't comment as much, please forgive me.


Judi said...

Hi Sally
Great poem...and I can identify with the cartoon too.
have a lovely day

Salmagundi said...

Cute poem!! I like the part about my face not fitting anymore. Sally

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I did get a big kick out of your poem. I love your sense of humor. Usually dry and tongue in cheek. I do enjoy your blog so much.
Thank you for being such a faithful blogging friend.


bj said...

ahhh, yes...Maxine and I are twins, FOR SURE !
xo bj

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally I love Maxine...every time I get an email with her I die laughing and I so agree with her my sweat shirt is my Bra...let them hang free..who cares if they hit your knees ha ha!! or like my Mama would say tuck them in your pants top...may you have a great Friday my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue said...

Hi Sally,
I am having to do my blogging late tonight, and now I am wondering If i am going to be able to sleep because I am laughing so much.
You are too much, as I was reading this I'm thinking yep that's me. Love it. and love you

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Excellent! I loved it! laurie

Chandy said...

That is funny!

Barbara H. said...

This is cute -- and too true!!

Joyce said...

This poem fits me to a T:) I have to have my friend read this one for sure. Happy Cinco De Mayo this coming week. Off to put on my sweatshirt like the cartoon:)

Life on the Edge said...

Great poem! I see parts of this coming true, sadly. lol


Patsy said...

Boy do I relate to that---fits all of us that is over the hill---not sure which hill. I am Coloradolady's mom and she set me up a blog so please go by and check me out and leave a comment---I do have a poem on mine too. Thanks

Nancy Reyes said...

linked to my blog. Do you mind if I post the poem?