Aging is a process that each of us must go through.
The orderly progression of stages will certainly come due.
Whether it's childhood, adolescence, adulthood- young or old
Turning the pages of life are not within our control.
The expectations of each stage are pretty generally known.
At least, the criticisms are not unduly overblown.
With patience and acceptance, we take the first three stages in stride.
The succeses we take pride in and the failures we attempt to hide.
It's the final stage labeled Old Age that gets some folks in a rage.
They would like to turn the clock back and repeat an earlier stage.
Hardly any of us want to accept the fact that is the last page.
However, when the facts are out, there's no need to degrade old age.
When our hair is turning silver and our eyes are growing dim
Our chances of becoming young again are getting mighty slim.
Any efforts we attempt to hide these obvious facts,
Other body parts are yelling, "You didn't see that act!"
In moments of desperation, our search for youth may include
Plastic surgery, alternative medicine, and even quackery-though crude.
Some of these may be detrimental and only make things worse.
Instead of them becoming a blessing, they may end up being a curse.
Diets of every description are recommended to keep us old folks thin
So that our middle will not cramp us when we attempt to bend.
All kinds of exercises are suggested to make us straight and lean.
Leaving it to the experts, we'd be shaped like a string bean.