I'm Wonder... Am I Getting Old?
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee... 2013
The chill seeped into my bones
As I made myself ready for bed
I feel aches, pains that I never felt before
Am I finally getting old
Is that why my bones are aching
Is that why I find it hard to straighten
Winter weather is surely coming
I feel it 'in my bones'
Haven't you heard old-timers say this
We are going to have some winter weather
The temperatures are going crazy
I think it's going to snow later this week
I've either become a weather forecaster
Or... somehow, old age has snuck up on me!
The weather must be going to get rugged
These aches, pains are really acting up
I can hardly stand up for the stiffness
When I sit... it hurts, too!
Come on, old lady... get your ass up
Just because of a few pains, you can't just sit there
Get up, get up... you can't get old!
I stand myself up... slowly, thinking the whole time
Mmmm-mmm... for the first time, I've never felt such
I think I'm getting old... no, I know I'm getting old
Does this mean that I'll give up, fall on my face
To never walk again, to lay back and complain
Hell no! No matter what, I'll keep going
My body is used to pain, hurt it will
Sometimes, more... sometimes ... not as much
I'm going to make myself get up and go
I wonder if I'm getting old, you know
Because I move like the walking dead
Tottering this way, that
I moan, groan, and even growl
The pain forces such sounds from me
I wonder am... I'm getting old?