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  • Codger
    I've used the name Codger because I am in fact a codger in my 86th year. I'm a writer with a small 'W'. The stuff that I write is intend to make folk suffering from ill health to smile and maybe even laugh now and then. This they frequently do. Whether this purely out of politeness is what I'm here to find out. I would appreciate your help.
    Example:
    I do my shopping all online
    It’s easier to do.
    Except for just one little thing
    I’m going to tell to you.
    The problem that I have I fear
    Is a misbehaving mouse.
    It orders stuff I shouldn’t have
    For delivery to the house.
    I do my best to grab it back
    Come back here I wail
    But now it’s gone all wireless
    And it doesn’t have a tail.
    It wanders up and down the aisles
    Clicking there and here
    I try to keep it well away
    From where they keep the beer.
    It knows I’m diabetic
    But it doesn’t give a fig
    Clicking on the chocolate
    Has me looking like a pig.
    And so I’ve had to cage it
    When I go to shop online.
    The keyboard now it has to be
    Though it takes a bit more time.
  • WiltsWilts
    Hi Codger. Welcome to Talkback. Your example made me smile. Technology can be frustrating at times.
  • CarolCarol
    Hello Codger, glad you've joined us. :)
  • Welcome, Codger. :-*
  • LizLiz
    Hey there, Codger, and welcome! And I love your poem. Just the thing to cheer people up.
  • ana sana s
    Hello Codger. Excellent reason for writing.
  • LizyLizy
    Hello codger! Good to have another pensioner on board!
  • Liz said:

    Hey there, Codger, and welcome! And I love your poem. Just the thing to cheer people up.



    Thank you Liz and all the other lovely people who welcomed me here. That's my only aim really, to cheer people up. Especially if they are poorly.
  • Tiny NellTiny Nell
    Hello, Codger, and thank you for cheering us up too!
  • Mrs Bear
    Hello, Codger, and welcome. Your verse rings true with a lot of people, no matter their age!
  • Sometimes I try to make people cry on behalf of dementia sufferers.

    Memory loss is a frightening thing,
    The pain you can't explain.
    When you love your faithful little dog,
    But can't remember her name.
  • Welcome Codger.

    I think I once knew your father.....went by the name of Old.......

    :-*
  • Love it, Codger! Made me smile more than once :)

    Welcome aboard!
  • Codger
    Kramer said:

    Welcome Codger.

    I think I once knew your father.....went by the name of Old.......

    :-*



    Now that's going back a bit! The 'Old Codgers' used to write a columnin in The Mirror newspaper back in the 1940s. I used to wait for my Dad to come home from work with the paper in his back pocket so that I could read them. ;)

    Correction:
    "The Old Codgers", a fictional pair who commented on the letters page from 1935 to 1990.
    I should never have Googled them. That was worse than being told there was no Father Christmas.
  • Hi Codg, and welcome.
  • Hello Codger :) welcome to the forum.
  • Hello C2, thank you for the greeting.
  • Hello Codger!
  • Hello Heather!