Denying Oneself

Growing old isn’t so bad; it’s inevitable. However, the older you get, the more you have to be responsible for your body by exercising and constantly denying yourself. We have to watch our blood sugar and cholesterol, as well as salt and fat intake. Well, I’m getting tired of denying myself unhealthy things, but I’ll continue for a while…

If I’m still alive
at seventy-five,
I’ll start eating all the doughnuts and bacon I want.

If I’m still alive
at  eighty-five,
I’ll take up smoking and drinking.

If I’m still alive
at ninety-five,
Shoot me – please!


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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5 Responses to Denying Oneself

  1. Claire Cappetta says:

    Love the poem 😀 One question why is it that when you see older ladies in their late nineties and you ask them what did they do all their lives to live so long they always answer: cigarettes and a snifter of brandy before bed! So much for healthy living! lol


  2. mskatykins says:

    Love this post! Love the fact that I’ve just discovered your ‘other blog’! Of course, clicking the follow button is exactly what I shouldn’t do right now as I’m so far behind in my reading, but there’s no way I would want to miss any more of your writing! 😀


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