Now, it truly is amazing
How the years go racing by
While you’re busy out there chasing
After rainbows in the sky,
But one day you check the mirror
And the person there within
Has watched 50 years go passing;
Heck, it seems like only ten.
So you survey what’s around you
And it’s maybe not as great
As you told yourself it would be,
Back when you were twenty-eight.
Still, you’ve got your health and fam’ly,
And, by God, you’re still around.
Think of those who had it better
Who are now six under ground.
Friend, don’t mourn your loss, be grateful,
For those years that went before.
They were just the pathway leading
Down the trail to fifty more.
© by Darrell Arnold.
Used here with the author’s permission.