Yield Not To Temptation

“How are you?” they ask –
What a “temptation to tell”
Of old joints that ache,
And ankles that swell,
Of a back that’s in pain,
And a neck that is stiff,
And a face that is wrinkled
And could do with “A Lift”!
Of fingers – so numb,
Of toes that go “crack”
Oh! such are my woes –
Alas and Alack!


“How are you?” they ask,
So I “Put on some style”
“Oh! I’m feeling fine, thanks”
And give them a smile!