Friday, April 9, 2021


 It's Meet the Bar at dVerse, and Grace has asked us to consider poems about our body.  Growing older brings some indignities it's best to consider with humor, otherwise they're a bit depressing!  Here are my thoughts on the  subject.  Submitted to dVerse  April 9, 2021



It’s wonderful to be older, 

And oh, so very wise

…but I observe I have acquired 

    some bags beneath my eyes.

My years of diligent labor 

Have made me efficient about the house

…but now, when I look in the mirror

   my knees appear to blouse.

After all my years of practice,

I know quite the proper thing to say

…but I note on close inspection, 

   my hair is turning gray.

Seniority has its privileges

Of travel beneath foreign flags

…but, when I check my silhouette, 

    I believe my bottom sags.

When youth defers to me,

I think it’s really sweet

…but along with that, it’s sad to see

   my skin’s begun to pleat.

I’m now  loaded with self-confidence

When before a group I speak

…but, as I leave the podium,

   I hear my joints begin to creak.

Yes, aging has its privileges

And all in all they’re not so bad

…but they would really please me

   with that youthful body I had.


  1. Excellent rhyme Bev. The reason you will find pictures on my site of me, taken over the years from age 16 to 74 — is to remember the price of wisdom. And to verify I sm still here... :)

    1. Ah, the price of wisdom. I like to think of it in that way. Thanks for that thought, Rob!

  2. Isn’t it nice we have such a wonderful approach to aging ~~ after all these years.

  3. I smiled in sympathy. Best not to look too long in the mirror is my motto.

  4. I like your rhyming verse, is what it is!

  5. This made me smile tonight. Love the spirit and fire, even after all theses years.

  6. I like your descriptions of your body parts. If only we could trade our bodies in on new ones like we do our cars...

  7. Excellent rhyming in this one, Bev! Aging has its perks too though! 💝💝

  8. Ohhh, dittos! Dittos! But congratulations on the "self-confidence When before a group I speak."

  9. Yes indeed, that youthful body once we had! I love the contrast of youth and age and the pivot of wisdom and benefits of ageing, and with just a little humour.