Twittering Tale #39 – 4 July 2017


 I’ve bits not functioning as designed
I’m falling apart
grey and decrepit.
Once I could run for buses,
No more.
I sit watch and await,
a miracle. (140 Characters)

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39 Responses to Twittering Tale #39 – 4 July 2017

  1. Fandango says:

    As another whose bits aren’t always working as designed anymore, I can relate. But hey, don’t they call these “the golden years”?

  2. angloswiss says:

    The mean thing about it is that no-one told me, I had to find it out for myself. At least you always get a seat on the bus or train and people even ask if they can help. My last London journey ever by plane was memorable. There I was walking up the stairs to the aircraft, stick in hand and suddenly a good looking young (they are all young to me) man in uniform took my arm and helped me on the way. Always look on the bright side.

  3. Kat Myrman says:

    I love it Michael. Aging is not for sissies. Strange though, how I don’t feel my age (ahem!) even though my bits keep trying to remind me. That and the lovely clerk at the diner who gives me the senior discount without my even asking for it! 😉

  4. willowdot21 says:

    It will come !!! 😱😊

  5. YUP … the only thing good about aging is the senior discounts.
    I feel like I’m 20 but my body says, “No way, Jose” or something like that if I try to move at a pace faster than a snail. LOLOL
    Great write …
    Isadora 😎

  6. Jael Sook says:

    Well done–I relate! Recently while walking across the highway’s pedestrian crosswalk, I heard the sirens of approaching police/emergency vehicles. Everyone else (younger) sprinted to get across quickly. Cane in hand, I realized my sprinting days were long over…and hoped I wouldn’t get creamed by the vehicles which would have to come back and get me later.

  7. I can’t figure out what that picture is of. Maybe I’m over tired… But I don’t know

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  9. Nice one, Michael! I like the way you made the picture a metaphor. Aging is something young people tend not to understand, as if it only happens to you if you let it. Husband discovered the other week that he was eligible for a seniors pass on the train. At first he was horrified, then decided he might as well profit from it and get one. The clerk didn’t believe him! Made him feel better, and he got a reduction once he was able to prove he really had just turned sixty 🙂

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