Francis Duggan

Age Can Be A Relative Thing - Poem by Francis Duggan

Age can be quite a relative thing as we are often told
When a man stops looking at the opposite sex 'tis then he's feeling old
For a male to look in admiration at an attractive looking female should never be a crime
Not even for an old bloke well past his physical prime.

That age can be quite a relative thing so happens to be true
You should not be too old at seventy your life's dreams to pursue
Without a dream to live for you age before your time
You can feel old at thirty in your physical prime.

Old Joe who drinks at the local has turned eighty one
Lately his eldest great grand daughter has given birth to a son
A big gap in his front teeth his balding head is gray
But in his mind he feels young and feeling young till he die he'll stay.

Age can be quite a relative thing it is all a state of mind
Sometimes in a young body an old person you will find
Some feel young in their eighties whilst some young in years feel the other way
Suppose we are what we think we are as some do like to say.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

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