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The Old Age Song

byseasparks©

Old Age song

"Do you want to live forever?"
Was the question of my youth
And the answer then was
"I'll damn sure try!"
Now -that I am older
And wiser, so they say
"Hell no." would be my reply.
An eternity of senility,
Of old age aches and pains.
Or the peace and quiet
Of a restful timely grave.
It really isn't hard for me to choose.
To watch my friends and loved ones
Grow old and pass away,
While I lived on and on
would be a hellish curse.
Better far to pass away
when the Reaper comes.
And let the generations yet to come
Live out their own days.
I've lived my life as I saw fit.
Forever's not for me.
And as for the afterlife,
Well, I'll just have to wait and see.
"Do you want to live forever?"
Is a question for the young
And every person has to answer
In his or her own way
Now you've heard the question,
and you've heard my say.
You can tell me of your answers
when we meet again someday.


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