MY MIND IS PLAYING MENTAL AGE ROULETTE

MY MIND PLAYS MENTAL AGE ROULETTE
By Charles Robert Lindholm

My mind has always played mental age roulette.
When I was young I thought I was grown up.
My parents kept wanting me to lie about my age
and say I was younger than I was.

I heard that age is just a number
and when I wanted to do adult things
I couldn’t wait to get older
so I could vote, drive and do
dubious things

Now that I’m older
My mind seems to be
playing mental age roulette
in a haphazard way

Sometimes I get a bit
dizzy or flustered
I wish I were younger
I hate to admit my age
I want do what I used to do
I want to be silly with grandkids

I hate that my birthday cake
is a fire hazard!!

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet – All Rights Reserved

DO YOU UNDERSTAND LIFE?

By Charles Robert Lindholm

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN LENNON

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the

key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when

I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the

assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

Perhaps, if we understood more about what is really important in life
we would be happier and more concerned with World Peace, fairness
and justice!!!

COPYRIGHT © 2018 CHARLES ROBERT LINDHOLM – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED