Finality of life remains elusive to the young,
No concept do they have of how fleeting is time.
We all had our anthems that as teens we had sung
Shouting out defiance in verse and in rhyme.
Then age ushers wisdom and illusion fades away
Leaving reality as a cold and harsh fact.
We realize that living must be lived for today
For tomorrow is for fools who will never act.
Maybe the young had the idea all along
To live fearless and only for the day.
Never considering what was right or wrong
Instead choosing to do things their own way.
Now as our ends draw ever near, we realize what little time we are here,
Do today whatever you can, do not postpone out of shyness or fear.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~