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Friday, 15 July 2011

image for Then and Now - 1959 vs 2011 My current holiday destination - 200 yards from my hovel!

One of the old farts who contribute their pathetic rubbish to our magazine, (we've tried to discourage him) has sent in yet another of his 'Odes' - this time about the downhill differences he finds himself suffering from 1959 to 2011. Being as we rejected to git's previous three pieces of crap, we thought we'd better include this one, as it is not as bad as his usual offerings.

The place I now live in, I call a hovel, as opposed to an abode

I'm much slower now, hence the use of the commode,

I used to speak German, English, and knew the Morse code,

Nowadays I can't remember my phone number or postcode,

I used to have good hearing, eyesight, and yet no forbode,

Now they have all started to fail, dim, and corrode,

I used to be mobile, fit, sporty, brave, and shopped at C&A Mode,

Now I'm ill, unhealthy, broke, and struggle to cross the road,

The bladder always warning me that it's about to explode or implode,

Life, reactions, finances, hopes, dreams, and my will-power have slowed,

I'm concerned that other vital departments of my body will further erode,

Will I be given a little longer, a chance of another episode?,

In a year's time, will I be here to write you another ode?

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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