by joetwo

You say that I am old

I say that I have lived

I have held newborns

And comforted the dying elderly

I have celebrated like there is no tomorrow

And sat contemplating like the whole of time stood before me

I have marched in vast crowds with one purpose

And walked my own path in the wilderness

I have fought wars

And cheered peace

I have loved with great passion

And mourned with a sadness no words can define

I have been in the greatest of health

And suffered illness so great to have almost no hope

You say that I am old

I TELL you I have lived

Can you say the same?