Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Fear Of Growing Frail And Old

It does not bother you if your life story will never be told
But your's is a genuine fear the fear of growing frail and old
In a nursing home condemned to spend your waking hours in a wheelchair
Unable to walk out in the morning air

The fear of growing old it is a common fear
To know that the last day and night to you is near
Though for as long as you can do to life you will cling
Quite determined to live for to see one more Spring

The years on your ageing body now do show
And the passing of time has left you walking slow
You are not the one you were three decades ago
But then time it does become everybody's foe

For each one of us there is a final Fall
And the fear of growing old it is in us all
But the longest lived human life in time not a long span
And the woman on average by a few years does outlive the man.

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