Saturday, February 2, 2013

Worse for Wear


At first it was my cigarettes,
And then it was my drink.
It seemed their plan was common sense.
I guess I didn’t think.

I didn’t think they had a plan
To rearrange my life,
Said project being underway
With management by wife.

But now they’ve turned their helpful hands
To what I drink and eat.
They plan to make potato chips
And soda obsolete.

Granola bars and veggie snacks
And water make the list,
Approved by those in government,
On which I must subsist.

But living someone else’s life
Does not appeal to me.
To die a little worse for wear
Is part of being free.

4 comments:

  1. Nice work once again. I always enjoy reading your work. Sounds like your wife has an uphill road to climb! Stand firm.

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  2. Thanks for the nice words... But nothing about my physical condition can be described as firm.

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  3. That's beautiful.

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