Tale Weaver – #310 – Tired and Run Down – 14th January

Michael’s  challenge this week:

With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.
For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.

I’m getting on, but not THAT old,
Just my bones don’t like the cold,
Don’t like things to be too hot,
But this seems to be my lot.
Days long gone of running free,
Doesn’t help with a dodgy knee,
Enthusiasm’s something I lack
Mainly down to an arthritic back.
I liked to lie in front of the fire
Out of the draught, so a wee bit higher
Than the bed once on the floor,
So they pushed it behind the door.
Settees not for dogs they said,
So I waddled up to rest my head
On laps and pleaded with big brown eyes,
Works every time, she always cries:
Guilty conscience, treats by the ton,
Hehe, I know again I’ve won.
My battery’s flat perhaps a bit,
Tired and run down covers it,
But I’m always young at heart,
Know where the lead is and where to start,
Just slower and maybe not so far,
For distance, can we take the car?
But overall, care to take a bet?
There’s life still in this old dog yet.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Tale Weaver – #310 – Tired and Run Down – 14th January

  1. Wonderful tribute to your dog. At first, I thought you were talking about me, with all those aches and pains!

  2. Good one! I like the reference in the last line 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    I love this one!! It is so perfect in rhyme, meter, and content – no doubt one that should receive a wider audience!!!

    • Thanks Val. We never had a problem with Maggie getting on the settees as her bed was in front of the radiator here! At night though, she snuggled down with me. Still seems strange.

  4. Carol anne says:

    Brilliant! I loved it! ❤

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