© copyright October 19, 2004
Folks ask how I'm doing, since my knees have let me down.
Well, I limp a little, but I still can get around;
So instead of thinking of the stiffness and the pain,
I dwell on the positive, and try not to complain.
Though I have been sidelined by arthritis in my knees,
I can ride my horse and hear the birds and feel the breeze.
Asked how I am feeling, I'll endeavor not to whine,
For ninety-five percent of me is getting by just fine.
Knees are just a fraction of my total body parts,
They don't have to interupt the song that's in my heart.
Misery is not a thing on which I like to dwell:
Ninety-five percent of me is doing very well.