Photographers' Lament (for the over 50's!)

Grow old gracefully they say,

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when I struggle from my chair,

I find that grace just isn’t there.

And looking in the mirror I see

My Grandma looking back at me.

And when I kneel to catch that view

Of a primrose dressed in morning dew.

I have to wait for a helping hand

To help me stagger and finally stand.

When the kids say ‘Gran, oh do be quick!’

I use my tripod as a walking stick.

My camera bag weighs more each day

And the ground gets further and further away.

When young I travelled miles to find

That tropical view to blow your mind.

Now I find I can’t stand the heat,

and my body’s gone south without moving my feet.

I quietly wait in my garden hide,

With flask of coffee and birdwatchers’ guide.

My zoom lens is focused, white balance is set,

A level five I aim to get.

But I miss the shot, I want to weep

Because somehow, it seems I fell asleep.

I know it’s possible, I’ll sell

One day, that seductive, illusive, SR-EL

Meanwhile I’ll fight this artist’s block

And try to conquer the needs of stock.

At least I would if I could, just recall

Where I left my camera, lenses, bag and all!

The image isn't me by the way, I just think it's a great shot!

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June 09, 2011

Heathse

LOL, How do you know me? Have we met somewhere?

:)) We're everywhere Laqhill. And more of us every year! :))

June 08, 2011

Laqhill

LOL, How do you know me? Have we met somewhere?

March 25, 2011

Heathse

Thank you everyone for your kind comments, I hope my little blog lightened the load of all those years we're carrying around!





EXCEPT THE SPAMMER whoever you are!

March 25, 2011

Heathse

Ha ha this is good. Really good.
Not like the way I struggled to write my first Poem here at DT Blog.

Ha great little ditty Joe, and unlike mine has some meaning!

March 25, 2011

Heathse

Nice one Sandra. I think you are a poet - then again, I think you know it. Im in the category of old age too - and I suspect older than you! Liked this blog and will read again - but cant for the life of me remember when... Confused? you soon will be as I am too - probably twice as much as half of you. Must go now rest my head - hope we both get a download (nuff said)


Thank you Amlyd...a great reply!

March 25, 2011

Joezachs

Ha ha this is good. Really good.
Not like the way I struggled to write my first Poem here at DT Blog.

March 24, 2011

Dmccale

yep I relate great poem..Thanks

March 24, 2011

Egomezta

This one is great... Congratulations.

March 24, 2011

Laurasinelle

Thanks for sharing!

March 24, 2011

Amlyd

Nice one Sandra. I think you are a poet - then again, I think you know it. I'm in the category of old age too - and I suspect older than you! Liked this blog and will read again - but can't for the life of me remember when... Confused? you soon will be as I am too - probably twice as much as half of you. Must go now rest my head - hope we both get a download (nuff said)

March 24, 2011

Chimeandsense

I really like that, thanks for posting.

March 24, 2011

Davidwatmough

Great poem very creative ............ I know those feelings very well. David.

March 24, 2011

lzf

nice...

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