That they make a likely pair
That when a proper age is reached,
Wisdom should be there.
Tell me, when will wisdom show?
When will enlightenment take place?
I wonder if it's really true
Age is more than lavender and lace
I want to be prepared for it
I want to know when I am wise
So I can sit with chin in hand
To make sage comments and advise
Perhaps a furrow in my brow
Will show I'm deep in thought
Or a distant look within my eyes
Will reveal I think a lot
I'd like to utter profound words
That people will write down
And quote to one another
Preferably before I'm gone.
I have learned, as I grow older
My poor brain is quite a joke
Though, when I was in my teens
I knew more than both my folks
This wisdom thing is backwards
I knew much more when I was young
There was nothing one could tell me then.
So how come now I feel so dumb?
As it is, I can't remember
All the things I know I should
Though I always say, "Gesundheit,"
And I always knock on wood
But why I do or say those things
I'll admit I have forgot
They happen automatically
Without a bit of thought.
I wish I could be really wise
And grow ever wiser as I age
I'd like to be like Solomon
And make decisions that amaze
But now it's even difficult
Deciding what to have for dinner
Would Solomon pick pizza pie?
If so, then I might be a winner
To understand life's mysteries
Is every human's goal
But, you know, I still don't have a clue
Even though I am so old
I doubt I'll ever figure out
Just how a clock keeps time
Or how a light switch turns on lights
Or what makes a doorbell chime
See, the simplest things still puzzle me
Though I accept them without question
But before I go, I'd like to know
About this age and mind connection
The elderly have lots of losses
Can wisdom replace those?
Or is wisdom just a word that's used
To appease those older souls?
But if, and when, wisdom does set in
At what vast age must someone be?
I wonder if I've reached it yet
For I have learned to laugh at me...
Author: Virginia (Ginny) Ellis....