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Seniors’ Night Out
by Kathleen P. Rehm
Copyright 2012 Kathleen P. Rehm. All Rights Reserved.
At our age just thinking about our diet Could drive us to cause a riot No salt No sugar No fat What the heck is that! We feel like looking our Doctor in the eye And with a pitiful moan we cry phooey We want something chocolatey and gooey! If we nuke one more dinner of Lean Cuisine We could turn out grumpy and mean We long for Spaghetti Bolognese on the Via Veneto But gosh Rome is a long way to go Or maybe some Peking Duck with Dim Sum But an eighteen hour flight to China would leave us numb We feel like sitting in our rooms with a pout But rejoice we have a Seniors’ Night Out There will be food glorious food To get us in the mood Take a walk on the wild side We even get a ticket to ride Get out that spiffy outfit from 2009 We have an invitation to dine! Get out of that room; Drop that pout It is time for the annual Seniors’ Night Out.
Kathleen P. Rehm is a member of the Senior Coastsiders Writers’ Workshop. She performed this poem at Seniors’ Night Out on April 26, 2012, for an appreciative audience!
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