I'M far too young for saga


I’m far too young for SAGA
I’m nearly eighty-two
Still full of youthful  vigour
And that, my friends, won’t do.
It’s better if you’re doddery
Then SAGA comes to life
And sends a representative
To help you find your wife.

I’m far too young for SAGA
I don’t walk with a cane
And drinking tea with wrinklies
Would drive me quite insane.
But, if I would be truthful
The food is really fine
And the aged person’s appetite
Is twice as good as mine.

I’m far too young for SAGA
I don’t wish to be rude
But some of the poor old buggers
Only live for food.
They enjoy a hearty breakfast
Then coffee, cakes and brunch
And stay and chat a little while
Until it’s time for lunch.

I’m far too young for SAGA
For on a recent cruise
Almost all my fellow travellers
Enjoyed an hourly snooze.
You are making conversation
And if you pause to cough
The geezer you’ve been talking to
Has suddenly dropped off.

I’m far too young for SAGA
They sit round drinking wine
And listen to a pianist
Until it’s half past nine.
Then all goes deathly quiet
So take heed Mr Smith
That, Sex And Games for Ancients
Is just a bloody myth.

Alan Parry-Booth  15.7.13
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Submitted on November 28, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,150
Words 225
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 1

Alan Parry-Booth

Born in the valleys of Wales in 1931..His first poem was published when he was only seven years old..Bard to WELSH GUARDS RE-UNITED.and a regular contributor to several other organizations..Alan has written many hundreds of poems during his long life. J.H. 2015 more…

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