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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2222866
Some days you'll feel ancient
Some say at age thirty
You start to get old
While others think forty
Or so I am told

It’s all in your own mind
How old that you are
Some days you’ll feel ancient
And head for the bar

When you get to be fifty
There isn’t much doubt
Some didn’t believe it
And then they found out

By then you are wiser
You’ve been ‘round the block
You’re no longer trying
To set back the clock

If you live to be sixty
You’re doing quite well
But your body and mind
Are both going to hell

But look at the bright side
No need to feel sad
You still are above ground
That isn’t so bad

By the time you reach seventy
You might be content
To just sit in your rocker
Wonder where your life went

And if you reach eighty
You may be surprised
You can eat what you want now
So have some more fries

You won’t live forever
You know that is true
Enjoy every moment
You have ‘til it’s through

Old isn’t the number
Of flames on some cake
It’s all that you can do
While you are awake

So wake up and live life
No matter how old
Embrace Carpe Diem
Be happy! Be bold!

You only get one spin
So give it your best
There’s lots of time later
For your final rest

So blow out those candles
And raise up a glass
Another year older
My, my how they pass
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