I was tagged by the lovely Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess, click below to see her post:
This challenge was begun by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and the idea is simple, keep to the topic of The Ageing Process and add four lines of your own, then tag someone else to continue the chain.
The Wrong Side of 40
How l wish, that when l was younger,
My parents had been somewhat bolder,
Concerning the aging process and the wonders,
Blunders, pitfalls, and perils of getting older!
Wrinkles in my skin have begun to bloom
I dare not look in the mirror much longer
Mom once said, child, you can forego this doom
Honestly, she couldn’t have been any wronger
How can I write about the wrong side of 40
When that was over 35 years ago
I’ve seen the wrong side of 40, 50, 60 and 70
So I wish you all luck, “Care for some tea?”
Me, I’m in my middle sixties
With new lines on my face each day
Road maps I call them of my twenties
And I wouldn’t want it any other way!
Several types of tissue, skin, fat, muscle, and bone
I’ve proudly earned my crows feet and wrinkles so thin
No, I don’t want a facelift or botox, just leave me alone
Ageing naturally and gracefully is not a mortal sin!
Here is my addition:
They’re evidence of my venturesome ways;
Each facial line, each mark, each spot.
I’d tell you some tales of bygone days,
But unfortunately, my minds forgot.
So who shall I tag to continue…. who do I know who would enjoy this sort of thing?
How about my pal, Mel of Crushed Caramel?