Poems about Life
Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2012
One day you'll wake up,
And feel an awful ache.
It's then you'll realize you're candles,
Won't fit upon your cake.
It's an inevitable thing,
That we all will get old.
It's how we look at it,
That will tell how life unfolds.
Do you see it as good,
From this point on life will be great?
Or do you see it as bad,
That soon you will be dead.
If every time you cringe,
When a birthday rolls around,
You might as well sit back,
And watch your life melt down.
You have to think of aging,
As something more than that.
With aging comes great wisdom,
And that should be looked at!
Aging mean's you've lived,
And birthdays mean one more.
Have a happy birthday,
As there is still so much to explore.
Quotes about Life and Age
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
In a man's middle years there is scarcely a part of the body
he would hesitate to turn over to the proper authorities.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
The older you get, the more you tell it like it used to be.
The old are in a second childhood.
When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.