Of course no one stays old forever
However, if I may be so bold,
There are many times throughout your life
When you will be considered old.
A little child will feel the difference
When he’s much younger than his brother,
While the teenagers cannot image
Being the age of their own mother.
Those in their fifties seem to feel
They should know it all by now.
The contributions elders made
Will usually be ignored, somehow.
Those in their seventies feel quite smug.
they feel that they are still quite young
Compared with someone who is ninety.
They are clear in mind, if sharp of tongue.
It all depends which way you’re looking
When you consider who is old.
There are signposts all along the way,
Still, just like the common cold,
Aging does not have a cure.
Though there are many remedies
That can make it easier to bear
A hearing loss and painful knees.
So, you see it is quite simple,
As you pass through life you’ll find,
No matter how many years you live,
You are never old in your own mind.