Kevin Michael Bloor

64’s an unpoetic age
to pen, for plaudits, on this splintered stage,
when bones are aching and there’s need for rest,
in dreamless sleep, on days when you’re depressed.

64’s not old, but it’s not young!
Our senile sonnets, they should stay unsung!
An aging poet’s after all a fool,
a tosser and an obsolescent tool.

64’s a number, so they say;
the old are growing younger day by day!
But I don't buy that patronising crap,
when every afternoon I need to nap!

64’s the age to start to think
of making out your will, with borrowed ink,
from poems, which are best left there to lie,
like sleeping dog or cocooned butterfly.

  • Author: Blue-eyed Bolla (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 15th, 2021 10:17
  • Comment from author about the poem: for my oldie poet buddies lol
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 46
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet, L. B. Mek.


  • Lorna

    Just wait - it gets worse!

  • Accidental Poet

    Yes Kevin, 64 has its drawbacks. Like thinks I used to be able to do quite easily, but now not nearly as easy and a lot of heavy breathing. Gee, I seem to remember enjoying the heavy breathing. 😜

  • Doggerel Dave

    This is a complete loop - see Lorna.

    I agree - Neil got me going too...
    So the poetry? You won't give it up. I certainly haven't/will not.

    Short snappy write. Much enjoyed Kevin.

  • Laura🌻


    Is that what we have to look forward to?!!…
    Well it’s better than the alternative, I say! 😉
    Which Columbo episode were you watching. Peter Falk…one of my aunt’s favorite actors.

    Thank you for sharing.


    • Kevin Michael Bloor

      Just how I was feeling on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Growing old's not so bad. I was watching the Johnny Cash episode, Swansong? Thanks for stopping by.

      • Laura🌻

        My aunt and I were watching “Candidate for Crime" with Jackie Cooper as Nelson Hayward.

        Have a great day.


      • Goldfinch60

        True Kevin and that line 'when every afternoon I need to nap!' is so very true.


      • L. B. Mek

        Poetic defiance, expressed so bravely
        a poignant write
        thanks for sharing, dear Poet

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