Ode to Baby Boomers - 1946-1964

by Carolyn June
(Upper Marlboro, MD)

Boomers starting to mature

Stock pile anti-age brochures
Before we go back to the dust
Write bucket list and living trust

Once was active, young and trim
Now eye sight is growing dim
No more are we lads and lasses
Forced to wear bifocal glasses

Those spicy foods we loved to eat
Now we’re loving cream of wheat
Blood pressure is too high or low
We daily check for new skin moles

Can’t walk a block or much less run
Climbing stairs, our goose is done
Enjoyed the little walks to town
But now we own a Hoveround®

Our youthful skin is heading south
Can barely hear unless you shout
Gaining weight, no longer thin
And now we got an extra chin

Teeth aren’t real, nor is the hair
We use Depends® for underwear
Pain in joints won’t be ignored
Aleve and Motrin will restore

We should be planning to retire
Want to work, but can’t get hired
Employers say we have the skills
Won’t admit we’re over the hill

As boomers we have set the pace
Just lack the wind to run the race
We may be leaving center stage
But looking good in our old age

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