The Best Way To Get Old


Who’s to say why people
Do the things they do?
Say the things they say?
Feel the things they feel?

Who’s to say
What’s the best way
To get old?

I’ve lost exuberance
But I’ve gained perspective
I’ve lost stamina
But I’ve gained perseverance
I’ve lost strength
But I’ve gained fearlessness

I’ve lost years
But I’ve gained precious days
I lost anger and I gained hope
Then I lost hope and gained anger again

I lost a step
But I found my stride
I lost my innocence
And found new types of guilt
I lost my mind
And can’t imagine what’s left to find

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