Age is a number
It is indeed
It is also an energy that is always growing
It is not stagnant… for it moves each moment with each passing time
Age is synonymous to time…
It cannot be captured
It cannot be paused
It moves each moment
It moves each minute, each hour …
Taking us closer to yet another month or year of life
It energizes us in the early years of life
Whence the infant grows to be a toddler
Age, pushes forth the toddler phase…
Taking the child to a learning childhood
Teaching it to walk, speak, laugh, cry…
And to form sentences, count numbers….
To know the names of people, places and things
To develop taste buds, likes and dislikes
To express emotions
Then as one progresses to the age of schooling
It becomes a life full of learning
A life developing time discipline
And cultivating a haven away from home
A learning that matures one to not just being pampered
But, also to learn responsibility
With a new formed peer equality
And take pride in learning and writing…..
To forming opinions and thoughts
Age speeds up to tricky teens
And expressions become umpteen
Flaring up, going into a shell and emotional swells
Moods’ breaking into varied spells
And life moves to the age of youth
To some it is quite smooth
But, for some rowdy uncouth
Age smartens us with further responsibility
With forming a family and learning adaptability
Providing resources for own self
And taking up strings of life survival
Understanding pressures of society and younger ones
Life moves at steady pace
Charming at times
Alarming other times
And the numbers on the age chart ascending
Bringing in the realization
A birthday celebration….
In reality no celebration at all
It is bringing the life years towards a descent
Though it grows in numbers…
Age now appears to slow us down
And displays a near bald crown
Winning the rapid mover crown
Taking one akin to the toddler stage….
Walking with support
Taking careful steps to not fall
Balancing each movement
Age snatches the memory from some
It steals away some abilities …
Those That were gifted at young age
Thus completing the circle
Yet, there are those
That never seem to age
And carry on working and working out throughout
And maintain their gait and stay straight
Not getting bent is a boon
For they weren’t fed by the Golden spoon
And strived to a largesse in living
By not just receiving, but also giving
Giving the gift of time to themselves
To slow down the ageing process
They too progress with the moving age
So it is really a number game
To them, Age doth no tame
Opinions that may vary
Capabilities that may turn scary
Whatever the situation
The fact remains….
Age just simply moves on….
Holding no ground……
Unhalted, unaltered, without a pause
Age is synonymous to its friend ….
2 thoughts on “AGE!”
Time and age
Friends of old age
Reminds of a verse I know
“ Time you old gypsy man
Will you not stay?
Put up your caravan just for a Day?”
Time waits for no one it moves along
Sometimes slowly sometimes a jog
Age does the same so slow in youth
Then old age time disappears alas.
How well you took us stage by stage
Monica keep going your words on page
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Thank you Shariffa ji.
Indeed, Time doth not wait for anyone,
It lead’th to age sharp and straight.
Your wise words are always precious on the comment box.