Francis Duggan

Of The New Cures For Ageing - Poem by Francis Duggan

Of the new cures for ageing we read of and hear
And life can be prolonged by many a year
And you can live for longer if you are a millionaire
You can buy more time doesn't that seem unfair?

You can buy a new heart and you can buy a new brain
And thanks to modern science and miracle medicines young you can remain
But if you are a poor person young you will die
And your short span of life you won't even enjoy.

You well may look young at one hundred and four
An ageing sugar daddy a silly old bore
With a young beauty in her twenties always at your side
A boost to your ego and your manhood and pride.

Till one day you'll dropp dead and others will say
One hundred and twenty when he passed away
The grim reaper claimed him despite his great wealth
Though money had bought him more time and better health.

The miracle medicines you cannot afford to buy
So a long life you cannot expect to enjoy
But live every day as if it were your last
And enjoy the present and forget your past.

Of the new cures for ageing we now have been told
Even in your late eighties you will not look old
With money more life and more time you can buy
But one day you too will keel over and die.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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