Now the voices of youth start to scream
Because old age is finally seen.
You have nineteen years of youth
But from twenty on , it’s all gone.
You may get a few more years to get your college degree
Then it’s work and raising a family.
You’ll have more old years than you’ll have young
And you’ll work till your life on earth is done.
When you look at a older person , look at the way
It’s going to be , when the younger generation
Reaches puberty , and you are the old ones
That they see.
Your friends that you once knew in school
Are going through the same thing , but acting
Like a fool.
Thinking that they can relive the past
And that their youth will forever last.
You know that you are young at heart
But old age is tearing us apart so
Enjoy the time of ageing , there is so much
For you to learn and see , as we all try to age gracefully.
© L . RAMS 060116