Another Wednesday and time for thinking aloud on life's infinite complexities. Another cycle of inspiring journey for 'ABC Wednesday' has begun.
'A' is for Aging
Its onslaught never misses its mark.
Slowly ambushes man’s dynamism,
And grins at his feeble labors.
Its roguish persona is a sly robber,
Of the vitality of the sinews.
Disables their power of renewal,
And dries the linkages of the limbs.
It mocks man’s morbidity,
Being immune to age’s frailties.
Carries on aiming its callous arrows,
At man’s vulnerabilities.
How funny to say, age is only a number!
Why fool with rosy euphemisms.
Do they disarm the attack of disintegration?
Can they stop the furrows of time’s plough?
Can any potion bring back the swagger in the gait?
Or care free run on the stairs of life;
Or falsify verities of fears, insecurities and dwindling life force;
Or prevent dipping assurances and lurking letdowns.
Time wields its power in equal measure,
Over mighty kings, rulers or humankind.
All surrender to its karmic symbolism,
‘It is our destiny’ they echo.
An epilogue for the aging:
Be engaged, be good and be wise!
Friends,welcome here as always!