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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Comedy · #1585202
Contest Submission for senior forum
Getting old isn’t for sissies because
sissies aren’t wise enough to compensate
for getting kicked in the teeth by fate
and then biting back with a false plate.

A full set of dentures is just great
I can eat anything I want to eat,
as long as I’m willing to compensate
when consuming corn on the cob
or whole apples;
just give me the corn and a sharp knife
I’ll cut the kernels off right there
in the restaurant,
while the rest of the customers watch in despair.

The skin of an apple my teeth can’t chew,
so I’ll remove apple’s peeling
and, if you like, I’ll give the skin to you.
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