THE SENIORS CARD
When I was turning 60
My family and friends suggested
That I should get a seniors card!
What was I old! Neglected!
Well after giving it some thought,
I decided well why not!
If the government was giving some thing away
I will line up like a shot.
So I put in an application,
Had it signed by a JP,
And then a copy of my birth certificate
They wanted just to see!
A name change? Yes I did!
What you need that proved as well,
I nearly changed my mind then!
And sent the Senior Card to …..
No but the thing was free!
And I wondered if I'd use it,
Would I be game to say how much
I'm a Senior now! discount it!
Or would I ever get on a train,
To travel free just scan it,
And so admit to everyone
I was 60 or more, would I use it?
But then the card came in the mail,
With Department of Seniors emblazoned,
Would they believe I was 60!
I opened it with trepidation,
But there it was in green and white,
To use, yes at my leisure!
So I raced to the bus and got on
at stop 60 and got off at stop 61!
So for now I'll be a senior
And get a discount and free fares,
I'll save up all my pennies,
For a trip overseas some where!!
............From The Zazz Poet Laureate...........
This should be read with plum in mouth while looking down the nose,
Through pince-nez reading glasses, I will have to borrow those!
I have been made the Poet Laureate; I will not let you down
For this means, I will jot a verse, when someone drops the crown,
Or for any Royal occasion, for Republicans a headache!
I will celebrate with rhyme and verse the occasions that we all make!
I have joined the great elite of Lord Tennyson and Chaucer
If I think I’m good as Wordsworth, I’d better think again, I orta!!
Appointed for my life time as Poet Laureate for Zazz
A great honour that has been bestowed on AnniesMum, it has!!
And my borrowed pince-nez glasses, have now pinched my nose!
On a shopping site that has a forum my title is now Zazz Poet Laureate so I wrote this just for fun
Tuesday 18th Jan 2011