Time to Leave the Stage (a poem)

Age is not kind to those who are blind

To the sensitivities of others.

Lampooning rudely,

Getting laughs crudely

Is pathetic, and if we had our druthers,

 
Having reached this stage, you’d close the page.

Your talent once was sunny.

You’ve been around overmuch.

You are out of touch.

Mr. Letterman, you are no longer funny.

 
Mimi Evans Winship

Age is not kind to those who are blind

To the sensitivities of others.

Lampooning rudely,

Getting laughs crudely

Is pathetic, and if we had our druthers,

 
Having reached this stage, you’d close the page.

Your talent once was sunny.

You’ve been around overmuch.

You are out of touch.

Mr. Letterman, you are no longer funny.

 
Mimi Evans Winship