Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


Brain and Cake.


I'm quite concerned about my weight,
It's been increasing some, of late.
I'm having trouble with my clothes,
The cakes don't help I do suppose.

I used to think I was quite fit,
But now I've got these flabby bits.
If I care to look around
My arse is dragging on the ground.

I think that it must be my age,
My tiny brain will not engage.
My fingers tremble over keys,
Accompanied by knocking knees.

I do not want to frighten you,
Just because I'm feeling blue.
It's just, I've had these thoughts before,
And, bugger me, I'm twenty four! !
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Owain Glyn

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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The debilitating affects of age and cakes.

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  • Danny Draper (6/18/2013 5:14:00 PM)

    A good write and I m ow your concerns. Greatly funny and frighteningly realistic last line. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (5/19/2013 1:25:00 PM)

    omg lol this had my tittering... i know this only too well... and the ending was a cute twist... humour is defiantly my favourite genre these days, a refreshing moment from so many tears gloom and roses... bravo dear owain (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (4/30/2013 9:12:00 PM)

    Hahaha not only wise and deep but full of wit! What would we do if we won't have the choice to laugh at self? Lovely poem, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Aria Siren (4/20/2013 9:52:00 AM)

    Hahaha I love it :) It's fabulous when a poem can make you smile. Really enjoyed.

    My knees crack when I bend
    Lately oreos have been a loyal friend
    I lose balance from standing up
    I no longer look cool saying 'zup? '
    I'm getting old and it's not funny
    What could be more over the hill than 20?
    :) (Report) Reply

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