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As I Age
DB (03-08-1965 / San Pedro California)

As I Age

Poem By Dwayne Bailey

When I was young, I thought as a child,
as I grew my perspective changed;
Now Im cold where I used to be loving;
my priorities have been rearanged.

Why do we change as we age?
why must we lose our inner child?
Why do we have to grow up at all?
Why cant we be loving and mild?

Sometimes I hate what Ive become,
bitter and tempered with age;
less tolerant of my fellow man,
more prone to anger and rage.

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Comments (3)

I'm with My friend Thad on this one, I think I'm more relaxed now than I ever was as a child, Maybe it's that the inner child must learn wisdom first... Andrew 10
I think we get cynical as we age. I saw that in my parents and sometimes see it in myself. We become less tolerant with time. I guess we just have to look for the beauty in life and in others. You put your thoughts down perfectly in this poem. Warm Wishes, Marilyn
With me, when i was a child i tried to think as an adult. I became bitter and less tolerant and more prone to anger. Now that i am older i try think as that inner child again and i become loving and mild, more tolerant and it works. Nice Write Dwayne! Made me think! *10*! ! ! ! ! !