Young Again

This poem is in Autumn Leaves:

 

Pleasingly spread at forty-five,

No longer part of your dreams,

Nor is the way you bulge out

And cram those designer jeans.

 

Now you wish a new sensation…

To belong to the “Pepsi” generation.

You watch young ladies bending on the tube,

Jazzercizing without cessation.

 

The night belongs to Michelob;

Young lovers walk the street.

You bend, twist, and sweat

To a frenzied beat.

 

Madison Avenue ad men

Use every gambit to get you to try it.

Out comes the faithful MasterCard,

And you’re on another diet.

 

At last, here you stand so shapely,

I’d say a perfect ten.

If you don’t work hard daily,

That old five’ll sneak back again.

 

Regardless of the outcome,

I’ll still be around,

To support you in your efforts

And love your every pound.

About wfosterwelborn

I was born in a small town in southern Mississippi, but I have traveled the world and completed a career in the U.S. Air Force. I am always exploring and learning new things. From the time I was a young man, I always had the desire to write. With my writing, I want the reader to know that I wish to light a candle in the darkness and hopefully enable others to enjoy life more.

Posted on July 24, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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