Retirement - Its all in how you play the
game, isnít it?
Let's see now. How will I know when I am a
Some places give me a senior's discount at
55, some at 60 and some at 65.
My government pension will be sent to me
when I am 65.
My company will arbitrarily retire me at 65.
(I'm going to beat them to the punch and retire at 60.)
So that means that parts of our society
think 'senior' begins at 55.
How will I personally know?
Well, with a little bit of luck, I don't
think I'll ever know.
It's all in how you play the game, isn't it?
Life is mostly froth and bubble.
Two things stand like stone:
Dodging duty at the double,
Leaving work alone.
An Ode to Old Age
There's quite an art to falling apart as the
years go by,
And life doesn't begin at 40.
That's a big fat lie.
My hair's getting thinner, my body is not:
The few teeth I have are beginning to rot.
I smell of Vick's Vapo Rub, not Chanel #5;
My new pacemaker's all that keeps me alive.
When asked of my past, every detail I'll
But, what was I doing 10 minutes ago?
Well, you get the idea, what more can I say?
I'm off to read the obituary, like I do
If my names there, I'll once again start -
perfecting the art of falling apart.