A humerous look at arthritic knees which can be a problem especially when they both hurt at the same time.

My Knackered Knees


Have you ever wondered why it is

That bad knees come in pairs?

What’s wrong with having one knackered knee

So you can still climb up the stairs?

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It’s becoming such a struggle

And a time consuming chore,

To get from the bottom to the top

When it never was before.


I once had a painful shoulder

That kept me awake at night.

Soon after the other one started to ache

And my future didn’t look too bright.


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There followed a tennis elbow,

Though I never play the game these days,

So I had it fixed then the other one

Began to go through a painful phase.


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My two big toes and both thumbs

Were getting really sore to bend

So I had one toe and one thumb fixed

In the hope that the others would mend


Most of the time the second ones

Eventually healed up on their own,

But I am feeling the strain of my knackered knees

And they just make me moan and groan.


Well….Not all of the time…. Ha Ha!





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  • K.Reshma on Oct 26, 2009

    Well written

  • ken bultman on Oct 26, 2009

    Chris, this would be funny if it didn’t hurt so much. I’ve got to visit your neck of the woods so I know what knackered means. Just be thankful that wrinkles don’t hurt. lol.

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  • Goodselfme on Oct 26, 2009

    So well written with humor to boot. Sometimes it might help to write about pain, I guess. Hope it helps with these pains.

  • Katien on Oct 26, 2009

    It’s good to have a sense of humour about pain, although I know it’s difficult sometimes – I have my second frozen shoulder at the moment!

  • lindalulu on Oct 26, 2009

    Nice poem Christine and it did give me a chuckle although I know to you it has no humor. I do hope you feel better soon.

  • Darla Beck on Oct 26, 2009

    Interesting poem.

  • Frances Lawrence on Oct 26, 2009

    We would make a good pair, coming down stairs is a problem for me! I like the poem, but I am sorry about your knees.

  • Ruby Hawk on Oct 26, 2009

    Oh Christine, I can imagine how painful that is. My brother in law has most of his joints replaced so I know it can be done. I hope yours heals on its own though.

  • lillyrose on Oct 26, 2009

    Oh poor you Christine! I do know how painful joints can be. Lovely poem though. x

  • Jane Benitez on Oct 26, 2009

    Christine, great poem but sorry you have the pain!

  • Guy Hogan on Oct 26, 2009

    It takes courage to make jokes about pain; but what else can we do?

  • VickyC on Oct 26, 2009

    Yet another lovely poem Christine! :) I hope your pain subsides soon!!

  • Teves on Oct 26, 2009

    Very nice information provided…

  • Faith Hodge on Oct 26, 2009

    OH! Woe is me! I felt every word! Even the HaHa! Had to smile!

  • cardy on Oct 26, 2009

    A lovely write is it wrong for me to smile hehe thanks for this nice work.

  • Melody SJAL on Oct 26, 2009

    Glad you have made a terrific piece ouf of these ailments. Great job on this, Christine.

  • CHAN LEE PENG on Oct 26, 2009

    I hope you feel better now. Great poem, keep it up, my friend!

  • Valerie Curtiss on Oct 26, 2009

    Love the title… great poem

  • monica55 on Oct 26, 2009

    Another great write Christine, and I pray that you’ll get through this soon.

  • Eunice Tan on Oct 26, 2009

    You have positive mind. It will reduce the pain. Great writing.

  • maranatha on Oct 27, 2009

    Good for you, Christine! My knees are knackered too – and the hips as well. There’s a lot I can’t do anymore.

    But humor really does help – so keep smilin’, Lady!

  • Yovita Siswati on Oct 27, 2009

    Funny piece. I hope your knees get better soon.

  • giftarist on Oct 27, 2009

    Great piece! Well written

  • papaleng on Oct 27, 2009

    Excellent poem, just wondering how can you composedsuch poem if you are feeling in pain? Hope you’re okay now, Christine.

  • martie on Oct 27, 2009

    great poem and I think I have your knees.

  • Christine Ramsay on Oct 27, 2009

    Thank you evberybody for your sympathy and lovely comments. I think there are a lot of you out there suffering too. It is just part of getting older. There is not much we can do about that, but stay positive and as active as possible..


  • Jane Jane on Oct 27, 2009

    cute piece. funny and I hope it won\\\’t hurt anymore.

  • Poetic Enigma on Oct 27, 2009

    I always enjoy your poems, very well written and entertaining too….Although pain is not fun to go through, having a good attitude about it can do wonders sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Papa Sparks on Oct 27, 2009

    This was such an interesting and fun poem to read. Well, maybe not fun in the true sense of the word, because I am having lots of aches and pains in my joints these days and that is not fun…or funny.

    Your last two poems were awesome! I enjoyed them a lot.

  • CA Johnson on Oct 28, 2009

    I am so sorry that you are in such pain. That’s great that you were able to turn a painful situation into a really good poem. I hope that you are feeling better soon. My grandmother has arthritis in her hands and it bothers her a lot.

  • neet on Oct 29, 2009

    Sorry to hear about your pain………i hope you’ll feel better sun…….
    You write really well.

  • nobert soloria bermosa on Oct 29, 2009

    …nice one…laughter will always be one of the best medicines

  • Jojo Skeene on Oct 29, 2009

    Hilarious read….awesome!

  • Nikita K on Oct 29, 2009

    You know what I love about this poem? It’s the fact that you probably are in so much pain but you just look at the lighter side of things. I’m sorry to hear you are in so much pain and pain in bones and stuff as you age can be really bad but I love your brave nature to just laugh these things off like you did at the end. I applaud you, Christine!

  • deep blue on Oct 30, 2009

    Fruits and vegetables is the answer, just avoid beans. We all go through the same ordeal at some point of our lives. Hilarious poetry Christine.

  • Tina Cassello on Oct 31, 2009

    I have been fortunate to have inherited good healthy genes from my parents and a good immune system. It must be something that comes down through family lines because what other explanation can there be for why some people have such problems and others do not. I thank God I don’t have the conditions many people much younger than me have today.

  • mark ramsay on Nov 1, 2009

    Ha ha! Sorry Mum. I know you are often in pain, but this does make me laugh.

  • Themax on Nov 4, 2009

    ha ha very nice and funny Thank you :)

  • diamondpoet on Nov 6, 2009

    That was really cute, I liked it allot.

  • mo hoyal on Nov 6, 2009

    I’m finally pleased to make your acquaintence Christine. I am trying to get around to all of my friends and wish I had scads of time.
    I really enjoyed this one by you and love your sense of humor. It’s important not to lose that. I can navigate going down stairs-but it’s been hell trying to get up them.
    It’s been a dream since the age of 9 to visit my homeland-my grandparents were from Wales, I hope one day to be able to.
    Best regards!

  • CutestPrincess on Nov 17, 2009

    oh… i know how it hurts… hope you feel better now!

  • Pithom on Nov 19, 2009

    You are quite inspiring. Another lovely write. Your craft is brimming with confidence.

  • PhoenixRox on Nov 21, 2009

    The poem definitely seems cute. But I know how painful joints can get. I hope you don’t have too much of a problem.God bless

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