Golden Years

Golden Years

Dolores Rusin

You must be kidding!

Who came up with that?

It must have been someone

Who thought we just sat!

We’re wrinkled and shortened

But we forget that

We only remember

Before we were fat.

We played and danced

All day and night

We primped and dressed up

We were quite a sight!

On the outside we changed

But inside we’re not

When we look in close

We still think we’re hot!

Our pace is much slower

We make some mistakes

In spite what you see

We’re not putting on brakes

Independence we seek

We may look rusty

Let us do what we like

Even though we get dusty

Remember the days

When we taught you a lot?

Even though we are changed

We are all that you’ve got

Golden we’re not

Maybe brassy today

Just tolerate tarnish

You’ll be there someday.

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