Wisdom Of The Aged

By Gregg Sanderson

Once you get a little older

The fire of ambition starts to smolder. Home Saturday nights I’m just plain lazy, But in years gone by, I’d be going crazy.

Relationships are always fun

And I’ve enjoyed most every one.

Cute women still make my fantasies bubble

But to do anything about it is just too much trouble.

I like parties when I’m invited

But I hope the hostess won’t feel slighted If I depart at half past ten

After snoozing on her couch ‘til then.

Wisdom comes with age, we’ve known. But sometimes age just comes alone.

That you have been here many years

Just means you’ve been here many years.

What to do as age creeps up

When in your mind, you’re still a pup?

I’ve come up with some “don’t’s” and “do’s” And some friendly hints we all can use.

There are some things to never say Like “Things were better in my day.” Or “When you get to be as old as I…” Or “If asked my age, I never lie.”

When you hum a tune, be sure it’s recent And don’t call teen-age dress indecent.

Don’t pretend to be a sage

With a line that starts, “When I was your age…

I’m glad you recovered from your last disease. But kindly spare us the details, please.

For when you dwell on your debility I wonder if you’ve reached senility.

Cause nobody consternation By telling of your operation

And if it’s to happen in the future Remember, don’t display your suture.

Put some color in your hair.

Don’t grunt when you rise from a chair. If you take a hot young date to dinner The senior menu’s NOT a winner.

You’ll hate it when she calls you “sir” When your mind has other thoughts of her. But one thing I know you’ll really hate; That cute young thing is forty-eight.

Yes, it’s a long, long while from May to December And my youthful folly I choose not to remember. But it’s not a choice when, without any warning

I forget what I had for breakfast this morning.

When you smile, the years fall away And it makes it easier to live today. So don’t let another day go by Without a twinkle in your eye.

Even though your years may be golden To yourself you’re still beholden.

So live today as if it’s your last. It might be.

Gregg Sanderson is author of Spirit With A Smile, The World According To BOB. He is a licensed practitioner in the Centers for Spiritual Living, and a Certified Trainer for Infinite Possibilities. His earlier books were, What Ever Happened To Happily Ever After? and Split Happens—Easing The Pain Of Divorce. His latest project is the New Thought Global Network, where subscribers can enjoy the best in New Thought presentations from anywhere at any time. You can see it at http://www.newthoughtglobal.org.

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