Some have wondered, in fact they did voice,
how I could memorize any poem of choice
and then keep adding more to the stock,
and one look at them told me they were in shock,
and it is all because I’m a bit old you see
at least chronologically.
But, I’m also a bit of a pistol when it comes to age
because I’m determined to turn my own page
and I’ll decide whether I’m old or not
so don’t you even give it another thought.
Age is like anything else in this world of ours
whatever you think will be either what devours
or rises you up in a way so energized and free
there will be people standing in line just to see
who you are because they are sure it can’t be true;
but if it is, they want to know what you do.
So even when I tell you, you won’t believe
because the rest of the world is so deceived.
I will be youthful as long as I THINK I am
and keep myself away from the age spam.
Memorizing poems at first seemed a bit of a difficult test
but the more I memorized, I put any age thing at rest,
for my brain seemed to expand to accommodate whatever I tried
and it became a game to see how much I could store inside.
Thoughts are interesting because they are so good
at making us into whatever we think or believe we should
so if age is one of those things that’s a thorn in your side,
change your thoughts about it and give it a raucous good ride.
8/6/2011 © Carolyn Sommers