Young and wrinkly

Young and wrinkly


You are not getting old

But numerically you've advanced

No, you're not getting old

You're just chronologically enhanced.


You are not growing up

But of this much I am sure

To avoid growing up

We must become more immature.


We must dance until our joints creak

And sing until we can't speak,

Laugh until our lungs ache

And love until our hearts break.


Yes, let's stay young together,

See young souls within our ever paler eyes.

If we are to stay young forever

We must be young, and wrinkly and wise.

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Mark Mr T Thompson

Mon 18th Jan 2016 12:59

Thanks to all you youngsters who appreciated.

I must stop opening with a flourish... it is becoming something of a habit... or at least I must see if I can find an equal flourish to finish!.

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Yvonne Brunton

Sun 17th Jan 2016 16:27

So much fun - getting away with things by using increasing years as the excuse!

Robert Mann

Sun 10th Jan 2016 11:23

Someone once said 'youth is wasted on the young'. How true dat! Love the sentiment expressed in this piece, well written young man.

Lady Denyse

Sun 10th Jan 2016 10:36

What a wonderful sentiment! I particularly liked the opening four lines.

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