When Did I Get Old?
When did those three girls come down the road and steal all my sons?
How many granddaughters do I have now and how many grandsons?
When did CDs and DVDs take the place of 8-track tapes?
Whatever happened at the end of Tarzan of the Apes?
When did women start to have tattoos in various places?
And earrings hanging from different locations on their faces?
When did certain controversial men start to wear earrings too?
Some even with pony tails and they don’t seem to have a clue?
When did some fat old girls start to ride those fast mobile seats?
Sometimes speeding on the sidewalks or up and down the streets,
When did every second light bulb come all twisted and white?
They say it’s to save electricity though more dull than bright.
When did cell phones become attached to certain people’s ears?
Who are they talking to with gestures, laughs and sometimes even leers?
Why are naked bellybuttons almost everywhere I look?
When did traffic become gridlock amid all this gobbledygook?
When did I get old, the summers so hot and winters so cold?
Or should I just stop thinking about this and not be so bold,
And manage like a manikin and pretend that there’s no change,
And the sponsorship inquiry was not very strange.
When did political correctness became the religion of the left?
When were unmarked envelopes of money not considered theft?
Why referendums, recall and proportional representation
Why are we in such perilous political desperation?
Wednesday, August 24, 2005