Growing old disgracefully

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Ageing disgracefully

Growing old sucks,
you can't read long books,
you lose all your teeth
and there's no more beneath.
I hated the denture,
but this bloody dementia...

I would rather be sold
than to slowly grow old
and be left in a home,
with walls, padded foam.
I hated the denture, 
but this bloody dementia...

My memory, yes, shot,
but I'd much rather not
play all-day I-spy
while I'm waiting to die.
I hated the denture, 
but this bloody dementia...

Please give me some pills
and say I was ill,
or a bag for my head
and look shocked when I'm dead!
I hated the denture, but this bloody dementia...

11 Comments on “Growing old disgracefully

  1. My grandpa had three full sets of teeth but the third all came in soft, which was unfortunate because his adult (2nd) set were perfect but fell out when the 3rd set came in. I reckon he was the only dentist within a hundred miles which wore dentures.

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