A Senior Moment

As I order my senior coffee, I reflect
What have I missed, what did I neglect
Have I forgotten anything yet today
Now I’m confused, what can I say.

They say so much is wasted on the youth
All that energy without a care is the truth
Once we’re smart enough to know what is right
We lost all the strength and give up the fight.

So now I have my senior moments to think upon
Up each morning before the crack of dawn
When I was younger I could get along without sleep
Now I think of eating rather than counting the sheep.

It’s not that I forget or that things cloud my mind
The mind is active with all things ahead and behind
At times I wish I could give the thoughts a break
Instead, I sit down and another poem comes awake.

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About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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2 Responses to A Senior Moment

  1. Jeannie says:

    I like this and see my own self in your words. These days I require more sleep; so I go to bed earlier and still get up before daylight. My mind’s a whirl all day–all the coffee I drink doesn’t help. Half-timers is here to stay. And always, a poem is trying to break out. Not so bad for an old lady though, I’m thinking πŸ™‚

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