When I was young,…

When I was young and very slim, I seldom had a care,
My skin was clear, my eyes were bright and glossy was my hair,
I gorged myself with chocolate, my figure was fantastic,

But now I have expanded and am held in by elastic.
I am nearly always tired, now my children have left home,
And so I stand in sorrow, by the bread bin, all alone.
My doctor says my aches and pains have an underlying cause
And all of this is normal. It s called the menopause.

© Sylvia Jones, 2002