Shifting

March 8, 2010
By Margo BRONZE, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Margo BRONZE, Fort Dodge, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself, the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anti-climax." Alfred Kazin


The old year gives way to recieve the new year gladly.
Do not grieve the old year, it's course has run full through.
For when there is change, we should not recieve it sadly
Why cry about change when there is nothing you can do?

Young girls turn to ladies, young boys turn to men
And no one voices their surprise.
Why then do you see it again and again,
And watch with tears in your eyes?

Old age is not meant to be a sad thing,
Nor is youth meant to stress and worry.
We should strive for the wisdom old age can bring
And mind that we are not in a hurry.

Those who follow the swift current of years
Find that age is not to be of one's fears.


The author's comments:
This was actually an assignment for my 9th grade English class. My classmates swore that I must've stolen it off the internet. I took that as a compliment.

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