Realization

Written by: Donald J Bennett

I have never considered myself to be an old man
Though clues a plenty have been evident along the way

Eyes have dimmed, my gait has slowed but I still do what I can
But realization got my attention, slammed me hard today

Standing on a street corner, I nodded and smile at a lady so young, so sweet
She kindly extended her hand and offered to help me across the street