EIGHTH WEEK FRIDAY: KICK UP THE HEELS OF OLD SHOES


OLD SHOES DANCE BEST

 

KICK UP YOUR HEELS AT  YESTERDAY’S NEWS

KICK UP YOUR TOES AT  BEHOLDEN VIEWS

KICK UP YOUR LOINS AT  A MISTAKEN MUSE

KICK UP YOUR ELBOWS AT  THE WRONG CRUISE

 

STOMP YOUR FEET IN A TWO-STEP OF YAHOO

SLAP YOUR KNEES IN A BANTER OF BALLYHOO

TAP YOUR FINGERS IN A SYNCO OF BOO-HOO

SNAP YOUR HEAD BACK IN A NOD TO YOUR NEW WOO-WOO

 

SHUFFLE FAST  TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR OWN SCORE

TWIST BACK INTO THE MIDDLE OF THAT GREAT WIDE FLOOR

WIGGLE AND WAGGLE THE OLD SPARE TIRE FOR MORE AND MORE

LIE FLAT  BREATHE FAT  MAKE LIKE A MAT  IN THE DISCOUNT STORE

 

KICKING AND TAPPING AND WIGGLING MAKE LYING DOWN

A TRUE BLESSING ONLY GAINED BY A CLOWN

KICKING UP THE HEELS OF OLD SHOES

INVITES ANOTHER JIG WITH THE NEW MUSE.

 

May you all get old enough to be young at heart!

 

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jen
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 02:44:59

    Delightful, Rose! I shared your blog on my Facebook page. I think you are a great inspiration for seniors who might want to blog, but be afraid. How did you get started? I think you’re at the front of a trend. Great poem. It sings!

    • granbee
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 02:45:37

      You have made my month!!!I love your website and your Twitter posts and access it several times daily! Judging by your site and your Twitter followers, this is a real boost to MY site for you to put this post on your Facebook page! Thank you more than I have room to say here right now! You really think I am part of a wave of “returning senior writers”? I would SO love that!

  2. Betty
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 03:24:51

    Refreshing humor and frankness in this poem (I can relate! 🙂 ) – and the dance of your words! We older baby-boomers still “got it!”

    • granbee
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 02:49:43

      Yes, we older boomers certainly DO! We were there during the FIRST iteration of the Rolling Stones, after all! So glad you though my words “danced”: I was shooting for that effect. Yeah! P.S. Speaking of us activist children of the 60s, I have been reading about how the OWS campus protesters are finally being inspired by the way WE exercised our constitutional rights to SPEAK OUT, to STAND UP–(and yes, we DID dance in the streets some, holding our little lit candles in the darkness!) So, we are strong, we are proud, we are the BOOMERS!!!!

  3. Sue Dreamwalker
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 03:32:51

    Now thats what I like… Im all for Dancing our way through life.. In fact I skip~Hop~ And Jump … Jiggle and wiggle.. and then I flop!.. :-D.. But boy did I have Fun.. 🙂
    😉

    Lovely poem my friend. I too am as old as I feel, Young at heart and forever the Dreamer…
    Be good now Granbee… And show em how a granny Can~ Can-Can.. keep kicking High Girl.. 🙂

    • granbee
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 02:52:57

      Sue, you are SO righteous with your “can-can” can-do wishes for me. Keep ’em coming, girl. So thrilled you enjoyed my ditty of celebrating my own victorious survival and white-haired giddiness!! Always hold my breath (almost) to wait for your comments to my posts! I still don’t have this whole “how-do-I-handle -this- whole- award -nomination -business?” firesolved, but I do love our writers’ community online!

  4. cottonbombs
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 07:12:04

    ‘Old shoes dance best’ has so much in such a small step of words. Keep dancing, Rose! Thank you for allowing me to follow your lead.

    • granbee
      Nov 27, 2011 @ 02:55:42

      Peter, you and your double entendres!! “Small step of words”, indeed! Just for that, you will now address me as “Miss Rose”, young man! (Just being white-haired silly again, of course!) Someday, you and I WILL meet (maybe on the other side of the Jordan!), and you had BETTER follow my “lead”, if you know what is good for you!! Ha, ha, tee, hee–you are such a “bomb” for real!

  5. Miss Demure Restraint
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 16:53:59

    You simply exude youth . . . I don’t care what you real life age may be . . . in the Bloggy World, you are just a kid.

    • granbee
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 03:15:20

      Miss Demure, you just took 10 years off my self-perceived age. Now I will “kick up the heels of my bloggy shoes”. I am named after my maternal grandmother, of whom everyone who knew her said she had the youngest heart and the oldest head of anyone they knew. I DO aspire to emulate her–and you caught me at it, you sly girl!

  6. Caddo Veil
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 06:22:26

    Oh, I love this–you’ve captured the way I feel in a great rhythm of words and spirit!!

    • granbee
      Nov 29, 2011 @ 03:16:25

      Caddo, so very happy you enjoyed this post. You seem to have a vibrant, lively spirit. I do so enjoy it on your own posts!

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