What was that? What did you say?
Repeat that please. Pardon? Eh?
My hearing’s failed a bit of late.
Speak up! With care enunciate!
I forgot my hearing aid.
I fear I may have it mislaid.
No, by gosh, it’s in my ear!
Still, I find it hard to hear.
Being deaf one misses much:
Music, sirens, talk and such.
The other day I crossed the street
And didn’t hear the car-horns beep.
But all things have a sunny side.
Hearing loss one can abide
When babies cry and engines roar,
When the spouse assigns a chore.
My friend, I know it’s all too true,
Of what you say a word or two
Goes misheard or missed entire,
But the outcome’s seldom dire.
I can’t my hearing loss abhor
When you become a crashing bore.
A lot of what you have to say
Ain’t worth hearing anyway!