That's Why!

The days drag on as the years fly by
It's some elders' perception

Their aches and pains
Their walkers and canes
Futility of mortality
The reality of finality
That's why!

The days fly by as the years last forever
It's most youngsters' perception

Life for them is fun and games
Love with passion their main aims
A long long life with high expectations
With naively no doubt of fulfilled aspirations

That's why!

by Stan Cooper...11/2/11 graphic by Don Hunt

Poetry by Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2012-01-22 at 19:04

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This is everyone's reality...phases of life that one can't deny.. Its fun to read your poems :)

Dear Stan,

I love this, but I am older but not much wiser, never will be.
Youngsters will always believe they know about everything forever, let them. Why not. They will learn, But us elders have knowledge to give.



Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Bingo! Well said, Stan.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
When us elders begin to realize that elder mean us should be the wise one's,
Then hear , listen to he or she saying stuff we should of spoken out loudly when we were a lot younger than we are now ,
Then maybe now life the world would be a better than now both are right now , true many wipper snappers among the young , chase time down , cant wait for the comping morrow , maybe , they are as we were a long long time ago

Captured perfectly the perception of time for the young and the old, for me the years are whizzing by! Just reminded me of the saying "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

Hans Bump
The age old conundrum well presented.
It read as if it was lighthearted but the subtext was much deeper. Nicely written, Stan