Saturday, April 14, 2012
At first I asked myself why oh why Ms. Matlock had to give us the words why oh why oh why for a prompt, but I've since come to grips with it. Below you will find 100 words plus the prompt (in red, as always).
Why Oh Why Oh
(Me Oh My Oh)
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson
Why oh why oh why oh why
must age make bodies go awry?
Me oh my oh me oh my.
The cure’s extreme: Ya gotta die.
Don’t wanna go there; so I’ll vent.
These are the things I most lament:
My waist is thick; my hair is thin.
The desert’s moister than my skin.
My eyelids droop; my lips are gone.
My wrinkles wrinkle on and on.
My joints get sore; my muscles ache.
Too many pills I have to take.
My memory is fading fast,
forgetting things from first to last.
Why must this body go amiss?
(Wait! Didn’t I just ask you this??)
I still have a full deck; I just shuffle a little slower now.
(And sometimes, I drop the cards.)
By the time you're my age, you've learned everything.
You just can't remember it!