Some say it is a window into the soul,
But me…well, I don’t know
I run, I jump, I laugh and cajole
As though I’m putting on a show.
The youth in me knows not this bodies age,
Ignoring the aches and the pains.
Like a Mad Hatter on the Phantoms stage,
Tossing aside my horses reins.
Playing in the grass, flying kites high in the sky,
Living for just having fun.
Juvenile maybe, lets just say that I try,
Hoping for much longer from where I’d begun.
This is how I choose to live a fairytale life,
One of fullness, prosperity and joy.
Living without the stress and the mind numbing strife,
That so many chose to employ.
Then a look in the mirror reveals an inevitable truth,
That no one can run from their age.
Bags and wrinkles are not things of one’s youth,
As each year turns the next page.
In my minds eye I’m still the same person I was
O’ those many years gone by.
Only the blind would be ignorant of the cause,
No matter how hard they may try.
So the moral to this story is one I believe
To live in happiness and in peace.
Keep the child in your heart, never to cleave,
And your elation will surely increase.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Dom, I really love this poem. You know your really only as old as you feel-at least thats what matters most. There are spry youthful 90 year olds and dismal depressed dog-eared 60 yrs olds…it all depends on mindset.This was a great poem.
Thank you Emily and I couldn’t agree more. My grandparents were spry and very fun right to the end and they all lived into their 90’s and beyond. I hope that I can do the same. 🙂
note to self…
Thank you very much.
Here here!! the child in us never ages:) and that’s why we have grandchildren, to give us an excuse to still have fun and play:)
How true, I am not yet a grandfather, although I could be, but I certainly will have fun when I do have them. 🙂
You sure will be a fun grand-dad:)
I would like to think that I will be. Someday. 🙂
I really enjoyed your take on the prompt. It is very true and really something we all should remember. 🙂
Thank Anja, I would agree that it is something that we should remember, I think it is what makes life so wonderful. 🙂
Great poem and so much wisdom from your youthful heart. Loved your take on the prompt!
Thank you Georgia, at least my heart is youthful even if the body no longer is. 🙂
Ah…what’s in a body (she said as she avoided the mirror) ha ha! 😉 A really great write Dom. Hugs Georgia.
Thank you so much Georgia. 🙂
Welcome Dom… 🙂