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It's All About Timing
by Edward Phillips

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It’s All About Timing

When I was young and trim and strong of limb
And my brain was a thing to behold
You could write a book about my classic good looks
I was charming fast and bold.

And nobody cared.

And when I was forty I was dapper and sporty
The accomplishments flowed one by one
I was quick on my feet and a treat to meet
I could always get the job done.

And nobody gave a damn.

Now I’ve slowed down a lot I’ve no longer got
All those assets in bountiful heaps
I’m late to bed and late to get up
And the world now gives me the creeps.

Still nobody cares.

So I follow the sun when my day is done
And watch it go down from the shore
As I say goodbye with a tear in my eye
And show the world what they used to adore.

And get arrested.


 

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/28/2015
Edward: I laughed out loudly towards the end of this poem. Thanks for the chuckle!!!!... But oh, I think people DO care!!

Sandie
Reviewed by Michael Schafer 1/28/2015
Laughed my ass off! Great one. I went streaking at the home and garden show, and took 1st place in dried arrangements.

Michael D.
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 1/28/2015
The picture is part of the humor, Ron, something you would do well to bone up on. This guy looks like a dufus, but he at least fills up a jock strap--about the only thing he and I have in common.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/28/2015
I like your jockstrap. it's a whitey tighty…Why are you wearing socks? It's the beach!

Ron

One of your best so far…
Reviewed by J. Roseline 1/27/2015
" And nobody cared " Who told you that?
You know how we love you and your humor!
The world is sure richer because of your presence in many ways than one JK
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/27/2015
I love your sense of humor Ed. Priceless
Reviewed by Lark Pogue 1/27/2015
I think this is fabulous and the most original thing I have ever read. It is GREAT!!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/27/2015
Hah! Sounds like the story of my life . . . Heh.Heh
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