Poems

My Rocking-Chair

When I am old and worse for wear
I want to buy a rocking-chair,
And set it on a porch where shine
The stars of morning-glory vine;
With just beyond, a gleam of grass,
A shady street where people pass;
And some who come with time to spare,
To yarn beside my rocking-chair.
Then I will light my corn-cob pipe
And dose and dream and rarely gripe.
My morning paper on my knee
I won't allow to worry me.
For if I know the latest news
Is bad,--to read it I'll refuse,
Since I have always tried to see
The side of life that clicks with glee.

And looking back with days nigh done,
I feel I've had a heap of fun.
Of course I guess that more or less
It's you yourself make happiness
And if your needs are small and few,
Like me you may be happy too:
And end up with a hope, a prayer,
A chuckle in a rocking-chair.



Poem topics: , , , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add My Rocking-Chair poem to your favorites

Add Poet Robert William Service to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "My Rocking-Chair" poem.
All Robert William Service Poems

Popular Poets

Arthur Colton (2 poems)
Georg Trakl (0 poems)
Julian Tuwim (2 poems)
Owen Suffolk (2 poems)
Franz Werfel (5 poems)
Anna Hempstead Branch (6 poems)
Dr. D. D. Perrin (1 poems)
Duncan Campbell Scott (1 poems)
Mary Barber (1 poems)
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (4 poems)

Popular Poems

The Toy Band, by Sir Henry Newbolt
Anecdote For Fathers, by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Election Ballad For Westerha', by Robert Burns
Casualties, by Robert Herrick
Songâ??the Banks O' Doon (First Version), by Robert Burns
In Imitation Of Chaucer, by Alexander Pope
The Macaronis, by Robert Service
A Broken Appointment, by Thomas Hardy
The Wound Dresser, by Walt Whitman
Dearth, by James Whitcomb Riley