David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

APED: "not so young anymore"

Sometimes I feel like I missed out on time,
like on the way up, I missed part of the climb;
I was thirty-three, and now I'm thirty-four,
and I'm not so young anymore.

I didn't feel old, and I don't feel it now,
but I know it's coming someday soon, somehow,
I'll be forty-three, then I'll be forty-four,
and I'm not so young anymore.

And I'll be fifty, sixty, and seventy, too,
and eighty or ninety, if my luck comes through,
and who knows how much longer? I could hope for more --
and I'm not so young anymore.

And it's not looking young that I'll miss, when it comes,
though I might miss my hair, and the teeth in my gums,
but the spring in my step, and the joints free of pain
when I first wake up, or when I feel the rain,
and it's losing youth's hope, which I had, once before,
and I'm not so young anymore.

So stay here with me, for as long as you can,
and you be my woman, and I'll be your man,
and we'll live while we can, and we won't ask for more,
though we're not so young anymore.

The world is real big, so let's go and explore,
who says we're not young anymore?
Tags: a poem every day
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