They say that youth is wasted on the young,
but maybe wisdom is wasted on the old.
Wasting so much time thinking what could have been
Seeing life, like through a movie screen.
What if you looked around, and saw everything now
like anything could happen if you thought about how
What if age and and what you couldn't do
No longer defined what it meant to be you.
What if you looked around you and saw what still could be
instead of longing for things that only others can feel.
What if you didn't think your life was measured
by the moments you hold on to and the "things" you treasure.
What if in the end you stopped and looked around,
and saw the people you love, finding what you've found;
A legacy mixed with fun and smiles
where your travels are not marked by miles.
Where you can learn more by standing still
than using life like a check out till;
Counting what you have and haven't bought
blaming "bad luck" and what you were never taught.
What if life was a blank canvas at any age
where you add more colour, and don't paint a cage.
What if you looked at the young, like another you
with a bit less experience, but equal views.
What if you never made an excuse for anything again
and enjoyed being wrong, and being different, not the same.
What if you laughed at the years that have passed
and saw only beginnings, not reliving the past.
What if you lived in the moment, and saw everything right here
instead of taking photographs to remember next year.
What if you never felt alone, sitting by yourself,
and it made you stronger, when you're with everyone else.
What if you didn't try fit everything you haven't done,
into a day or a year, just stood outside to feel the sun.
What if it all stopped tomorrow, and life was just a test
would you count the bad times, or the times you were blessed?
Would you want to impart wisdom, tell them how to avoid pain?
or would you know they'd learn some new, doing exactly the same.
What if instead of changing the scenery, you found another you,
who sees life through others eyes, instead of making them see you.
What if young or old, we were equals to each other,
and accepted that the child, is or will be a father or a mother.
Life is happening now, it isn't the last or next 40 years,
Life won't wait for you to get it together
Life is happening now, you know as much as anyone else,
you can't change other people, only yourself.