Growing old

When you overwork and have too many worries,
naturally you must age and gradually get weary;
but you always can escape from all your troubles
by retreats or taking off on journeys,
getting healthily detached from all your mundane vanities;
and then you notice, when you get your health restored
in healthy relaxation distancing all worldliness,
that age is but a state of mind.
As long as you keep going in your mind and keep it clear
in constant application, work, research and study,
age will never bother you nor sickness,
since your body just will follow suit
and keep adapted to your mind's exertion,
never tiring of constantly more challenges
and feeling only better afterwards for all that strain.
Your soul is all your life, your body is its servant,
just an instrument, the more in use, the better,
since your soul, the motor, like an organ
must be used, since life must never be let down.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2007-08-28 at 13:46

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