' I Know What Mom Was Saying'
I now know what my mom was saying
When she said, ” Don’t Rush on getting old! ”
You’ll get there soon enough my child
But my reply was sharp and very child-like cold!
“I will never get to be as old as you!
Nor wrinkled, fat, slow and gray! ”
“I will exercise and moisturize my skin
And cover up with color
If I happen to go and get any grays! ”
I thought mom was just trying to be bossy
But what I didn’t understand.
Was that in time, we all grow old
And find it difficult to walk or even stand.
I now say those same words to my children
And to their children as well.
So if you think you’ve got this, “old timer thing” conquered
Best go and buy some, ”Super Glue”
Because I just went and missed a step, slipped and fell!
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