Youth and Old Age
Youth is full of stars,
With feelings of laissez-faire,
Ever joyful, and carefree.
Often on a spree
All in glee.
Age can be full of disillusion,
With regretful dreams and frustration,
Much time spent on reminiscing.
Youth is light-footed,
Springs up with health,
And spontaneous happiness,
Like the brilliant sun in weather cloudless.
Age means having to bear a heavy weight
And walk with slower steps, with countless ailments,
Age is planned or organised happiness,
And even though on vacation, ever serious,
The mind wrought by a thousand uncertainties.
But age has maturity,
Is financially happier
And spends hard earned savings wisely.
Age does not simply provide for children,
But can contribute more to society,
Can support charitable institutions,
Age brings the finest side of our self,
Diving deep into our inner self,
Knowing the essence of life,
Philosophy and spirituality,
Patience, tolerance, and durability,
With age, comes love, and reverence
And most of all perseverance,
With hope continuously revived,
Despite many impediments,
Still being resilient.