a poem by Ruby Bonham Lot #127
I knew I was in trouble
The minute I started to sing.
For I was at that stage of life
When my Poise pad I must bring.
Protection from a sudden laugh
When I’d spritz my underwear.
Oh Lord please keep me safe and dry
I don’t have an extra pair.
Poised for adventure
Poised to take a stand
Poised with my protection
With a Poise pad close at hand.
Menopause and mini pads
They’re part of my life these days.
A spritz here and a trickle there
Changed my life in many ways.
For that innocent cough or laugh
Like a scout I must be prepared.
For if I’m not I’ll surely regret
That unprotected I had dared.
So these days I’m always ready
For that sudden bladder trickle
Armed with Poise I’ll never worry
If my bladder will be fickle.