If you are young

If you are young,
You may think
You’ll remain
Young for ever;
You may think
You’ll never grow
Far from it;
Every one grows old;
No matter how young
You may be,
If you are lucky
To live long,
You will grow old
Some day;
And you may be much
Weaker than you are
At this moment;
Then, you will need
Imagine the young
despising you;
Showing you no respect;
Talking carelessly
To you at your age;
How would you feel?
May God forbid!
Let such times
Never come to us!


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