Friday, 8 April 2016

The Very Old

Jo Bell on her blog, back in 2013, has helped in my efforts to post a poem each day this month - she has provided a month of poetry prompts which can be downloaded.  Today's prompt was to write about a group of people, preferably ones you don't like!  I have succumbed to my inner bile, prejudice and sense of victimhood, all of which I keep well under control most of the time.
The poem is in reponse to a Roddy Lumsden poem, The Young.


A hundred and two,
well bully for you!
Smoking a cigarette,
no sight of a cataract – yet.
Brain bell-like and clear
never mind passing years...

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