This was one of almost 400 poems chosen by teachers in many schools across West Yorkshire, England for publication in 2010. I hope you like it. Josie
They call me Mr Handsome –
Well that is what I’m told.
I’m a man who stays forever young;
It’s others who get old.
I’ll never reach retirement
For I’m busy every day.
I was born a bonny baby
And that is how I’ll stay.
The girls were queueing up for me,
All waiting for a date.
My handsome looks appealed to them;
My character was great.
My shining hair and eyes of brown,
Completely won their hearts.
I was full of fun, quite generous
And was also very smart.
They call me Mr Handsome still.
I’m sure that this is true.
The grannies now are chasing me.
Oh whatever shall I do?
I’m much too old for being chased
And cannot run too fast.
I wish that I was like the rest
With handsome days all passed.
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