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Age-Old Question

Spring’s fading flowers Worn down rocks on riverbeds Trees losing their leaves Is this growing old? Is this what it is to age? Not if you get there… Spring’s perennials The rivers water flowing The trees budding leaves The ones who fight age Still lose to time in the end The dance crude and vain Those that grow with age Gain wisdom, moments of joy The dance elegant Sincerely live life Honestly love and be loved Truly be happy Unfortunately Life’s lessons can be cruel, hard But still there’s meaning… Into the bargain Life’s lessons make one stronger If you choose to learn… You have to grow up But stay a child in your heart And you won’t grow old Age is the price paid But the cost is no real loss And profits are big The wealth of your life Is how many friends you have Not how much money The income, wisdom To find your bliss in spirit To learn, teach, live, love Called the golden years Some would say age is a curse Really rusty years Age has its drawbacks The body starts to break down The mind wanders off Age is a challenge Getting old can try your soul Sometimes breaks your heart Aging can be hard Sometimes there’s sickness and pain Loved ones pass away Though we lose someone They will live on in our hearts Until it’s our time We don’t know God’s plan Sometimes we live a long life Age is the reward Cherish every day Live your life to the fullest Make good memories Age is a gift from God Wondrous metamorphosis Like a butterfly Grow old with your love Are the best years yet to be? The age-old question…

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