I do not think that I was ever young…

Young At Heart

What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?

I do think that I was ever young.
Although born small, and needing everything,
Around my neck, the dolor had been hung;
So few the moments I would laugh or sing.
How can I now be what I’ve never been?
For youth and energy are gifts of fate —
An aging husk among the crop of men
Who’s long in bed, while others are out late —

Within this aged head, I seek to find
The truth of a reality denied;
To put in words so you might call to mind
The feelings we unwittingly elide.

I am not young, but it’s no loss, because
I look back and I see – I never was

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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