Arthritis must be lurking Cause my neck is getting sore I have aches and pains within me Like I've never felt before. I know I'm getting older I can't take the heat and cold My feet are often weary Could it be I'm growing old. My fingers aren't as nimble My knees, hear how they creak It seems my memory fails me When I open up to speak. My eyesight now has weakened I don't see as once before My hearing once so perfect Has now become a chore. The rocking chair is calling I often need to rest A day of heavy labor Can put me to the test. I now have indigestion Never did when I was young I have heartburn and bursitis Guess old age has now begun. The shell that holds this body Tends to age some every day My arms are getting painful And my body seems to sway. Someday, I'll shed this carcass Won't need this house no more God will gently beckon To that distant golden shore. I'll have no need of doctors My soul will be set free No need for canes or dentures No more aches and pains for me. I will soar just like an eagle In that glory land up high I will dwell amid the angels And my soul will never die. ©Marilyn Ferguson 2005 Used With Permission All Rights Reserved By Author Mail Website