The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A NOTE ON AGING DISGRACEFULLY

It’s Not Fair
That we have necks (they give away our age)
That the rich get richer, and the rest of us don’t
That men can pee standing up
That dogs have better smiles than most baby boomers
That plastic surgery is not free
That birds can drop turds on their enemies and I can’t
That booze is not free
That most really fun stuff is illegal
Or immoral
Or not refined
Or why don’t you act your age.
It is Fortunate That:
I don’t give a kr*p what the world thinks of me
I can still dodge the cops on Saturday night
I can still dance
I can still get merry
There is rock and roll
God invented saloons and blue jeans
There are lots of baby boomers just like me
Baby boomers are still cool
Baby boomers rock on
And baby boomers are the ALL THAT generation, bar none.

I MEAN IT, we really are all that. We are smart, savvy, and numerous, man; there are more of us than just about anyone. We can re-connect and party in numbers, and when the youngstas try to put us down, we can do disgusting things to them because 1. we know how to be disgusting, 2. it comes naturally as you get older and 3. we don’t give a damn what they think.
The flame still burns. There are some boomers out there no doubt working hard at becoming OLD FARTS but I’m not worried, there have to be old farts in the world or something is not right with nature. Besides, they’re easy to shock and make a wonderful audience when we misbehave.
Here’s to aging disgracefully.

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