Age

November 26, 2012 1:50 pm

Age       Written August 19th 2011 by Jokpeme Joseph Omode
As now the sun’s declining rays
At eventide descend,
So life’s brief day is sinking down
To its appointed end.
A creaking door hangs long on its hinges
And all would live long, but none would be old.
Crabbed age  and youth cannot live together!
Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
For pilgrims here on earth and strangers
We dwell in the midst of foes;
In the tarnished glory of the earth
Where the earth is weary of its tear.
Oh no!
There is none so old that he hopes not
For another year of life.
And those who live longest will see most.
You are never too old to learn;
You are only as old as you feel,
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks;
Youth and age will never agree.
Our life is but an autumn day;
Its glorious noon how quickly past!
In will and deed, by heart and tongue,
Love will light up our mortal frame.
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