Getting old and losing your memory - a poem

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Remember to do Ah, memory. Now - where did I put it...

This is my light-hearted look at ageing and forgetfulness. If you're the kind of person who forgets things easily, don't forget to sign up to my newsletter to receive a quarterly update on all the things that have been going on for me, including snippets of my most recent work and competitions to win free copies of my books.

Poem about losing your memory

I used to know a tonne of things,
That now I find I can't recall!
And now I'm older,
Things come slower
- if they ever come at all.

I used to play the clarinet,
but now I find I do forget.
The things I've known
Have upped and flown,
They've gone to somewhere nice, I'll bet.

I used to dance, I used to run,
I used to play word games for fun,
I used to smile
(once in a while)
I used to like most everyone.

But now I'm stuck with grumpy days,
With dumpy legs and frumpy ways,
But this is me,
It's what you'll be,
If you let memories just fade.

You'd think from all these things I say
That I'd be wrinkled, old and grey,
But that's not true,
I'm thirty two!
Who knows what I'll be like some day!

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