Saturday, April 7, 2012

When I'm an old Lady

When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.

I'll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues,
And I'll bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.

When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.

When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry I'll run if I'm able!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.

I'll sit close to the TV, through channels I'll click,
I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!
When I'm an old lady and live with my kids.

And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan, "She's so sweet when she's sleeping!"

Reprinted from "Cajun Charm" on Facebook


  1. Donna , what a brilliant poem.I laughed my head off. I always told my kids that when they had their own houses I wasn't going to take my shoes off and leave my clothes everywhere, needless to say they won't let me, it's shoes off at the door and cups washed as soon as you've had your tea. I've written about growing older on my blog today for the A to Z challenge although it's not funny like your.

  2. don't you just love an old lady good post

  3. Absolutely LOVE the poem!! Almost wet my Depends while I was reading it. Thanks for brightening up my day!

  4. This is so!! cute! =)
    I love it..I really felt "old" tonight..when I was talking to my Daughter, so this poem really comes at the "right time".


  5. I read the first two lines (sharing this) and I'm following your blog!
    That is the best poem I've read in ages!
    Superb, thank you!
    I'm sharing it all over the place!

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  7. I just love this. Thanks for sharing it.


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