Lose a Liddle

Lose a Liddle

A Chapter by Dave Brown



Each year I lose a liddle

Off the top but not the middle

As I get closer to the ground

I also get further round

And increase my girth

Bit by bit, pound by pound


In the years now gone by

I used to train my brain

But now unfortunately

Liddle does remain


Bending over has become a problem

When I walk, I’m often hobbling

The stuff that gets me up the stairs

Is in need of serious repairs

Both feet have scant regard

To even walk around the yard

And day is lookin more like night

Courtesy of my fading sight

So if there is a magic pill

I will gladly pay the bill







© 2020 Dave Brown

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There's a lot of acceptance needed around ageing and the failing senses and abilities that come with it. And it starts much earlier than you think when you are young! Humour helps, especially poetry that exactly and describes the experience, but is still gently funny. I like your use of the word liddle, particularly as part of the first two lines:

Each year I lose a liddle
Off the top but not the middle

Thank you for articulating my experiences and making me smile.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Dave Brown

4 Months Ago

One big plus for me is I constantly forget a huge number of old movies so I am able to watch and enj.. read more

4 Months Ago

I identify with forgetting the movies too 😀
Somehow I picked two poems of yours in a row about this topic. One might think it's become HEAVY on your mind!!! *smile* I'm on the heavy spectrum myself & trying to jump start this ole carcass again, hobbling up the road & back with my cane. As we used to say in the old days: "It's a b***h and then you die!" (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago

Dave Brown

4 Months Ago

Yeah this is a bad time of year
too wet outside so it is mostly inside stuff but we R both sp.. read more

4 Months Ago

I have noticed that every single day for the past month or two, I'll check the cafe & nothing has ch.. read more
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4 Months Ago

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