Trying to put a meal on the table

In less than thirty minutes

My back hurts

The right eye twitches

Sign of a headache coming on


Just another day in the life

Of a seventy-one year old

Acting like he was sixty

Or maybe fifty

Who cares what I act like

As long as supper is

Ready on time


While peeling the carrots

I remember the woman

Somewhere in her thirties

Beautiful, sexy, with

Hair I could weep in

Images of a romp

Dance through the brain


That’s all it is

A brain dance

Lollipops for seniors

My back hurts

Gotta get supper ready


  • orchidee

    A fine write Fred.

  • FredPeyer

    Thank you orchi! It's amazing how the body ages and the mind stays young.

  • Michael Edwards

    Ah indeed - the mind is willing but the flesh is weak. I'm doing the cooking here since my wife broke her shoulder - I've become her temporary carer which is restricting my creative side but it's no more than she would do for me bless her.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks Michael,
      the flesh is not week, it is absent! I am proud of you that you took over for your injured wife. That is exactly what a good husband is for. I have been cooking for years since my wife spent her days in a baking shop. Couldn't expect her to come home and cook again. Now that she is retired, she is spoiling me again! :-)

    • ron parrish aka wordman

      what we having,we never get old in our minds

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks wordman,
        you are so right. Even though I was making fun of myself in this poem, and even though there definitely is a kernel of truth there, I did exaggerate. What is true though is that in our minds we are never as old as the papers say.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks for sharing FRED ~ very DROLL ! We are only half your age (31 & 36) but we still find meeting deadlines stressful ! We are not married YET (2020) so I have to run my flat alone ~ Angela lives with her Parents whih is less stressful. Because Angela is a PHYSIO and work with Older Patients ~ sometimes Home Visits so she is fully aware of what lies ahead !

        Blessings & Peace & Joy
        Yours ANGELA & BRIAN

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks A & B,
          You still have a whole lot of living ahead of you, so don't worry about old age. It is actually A LOT better than I made it sound. Was kind of a parody.

        • Zuzanna Musial

          Such is life, dear Sir. FredPeyer. I love your descriptive poem about the supper, and your feelings those you remember from your youth! -- Enjoyed reading your poem...Zuzanna Musial

          • FredPeyer

            Thank you Zuzanna,
            Glad you like it. I guess there comes a time when all we have are remembrances, but for that we are all still much too young! :-)

            • Zuzanna Musial

              Dear FredPeyer, I am sure we have similar memorable moments in life...Thank you for the warmhearted poetic words...Have a great weekend, and thank you for accepting my friendship request. :-)
              Warmest Regards...........Zuzanna

            • Goldfinch60

              We obviously think the same Fred, being the same age.
              I did my supper last night, as I do every night, I made a lamb curry, it was good.

              • FredPeyer

                Bon appetit! I love cooking, as long as I have a glass of red wine while doing it. It helps with the inspiration.

                • Goldfinch60

                  In any cooking never use water where wine will do!

                • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                  Wow an interestingly written and poem of fixing supper. You wrote it super cool. Rest your back but not your own too long poet. Kudos.

                  Pls pleez do review /comment my newest poem too.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks zaynab for your kind comment. And yes, will check yours too!

                  • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                    I just realised there's a typo, I meant to say don't rest your pen too long'

                  • ron parrish aka wordman

                    well what are we having ,fish,coconut,pineapple,or all of that

                  • Zuzanna Musial

                    Dear Poet, FredPeyer. Life is to be happy even when we getting older. We have one life only. So why care if your number is growing in age, it is important how do you feel in your heart. Yes, heart is always young...Great poem that tells me a lot of deep thoughts from your soul...Love it...Kind greetings, Zuzanna

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