​If I Was Ninety One

If I was ninety one

Nine more years till I’m done

I’d recall the fun

I had under the sun

When I was free, when I was young

If I was ninety one

If I was ninety two

I wouldn’t believe it to be true

That I made it through

Tuberculosis and flu

Dementia and paralysis too

If I was ninety two

If I was ninety three

Ugly as I can be

My heart will disagree

With whatever my head says to me

The whole body would be in jeopardy

If I was ninety three

If I was ninety four

Who would keep my score?

I’d wish for more

Staring at the floor

But I’ll be disappointed like before

If I was ninety four

If I was ninety five

Wondering how I’m still alive

I would have lost my drive

To thrive and survive

I’d wait for God’s carriage to arrive

If I was ninety five

If I was ninety six

In a world with much to fix

I’d get some kicks

Watching random flicks

About old women and their sticks

If I was ninety six

If I was ninety seven

With grandkids one to eleven

I’d ask some Evan

To drop me to Devon

Where I’ll wait for my heaven

If I was ninety seven

If I was ninety eight

Lying, hoping in wait

To learn about my fate

At heaven’s gate

Wondering if I’ve come too late

If I was ninety eight

If I was ninety nine

Finally across the line

Heaven’s finest wine

Would taste so divine

Everything else will be just fine

If I was ninety nine

If I was a hundred

I’d wake up in my bed

That feeling I’d dread

When I find that I’m not dead

I’d wish I was a tortoise instead

If I was a hundred

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47 thoughts on “​If I Was Ninety One

  1. This is beautifully written, makes a person think and reevaluate things. Also, thanks for taking the time for reading my post and leaving a like on it, much appreciated 🙂

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  2. I do not think I would want to live that long…if there is anything that I am scared of, that would be old age. It is not about the wrinkles or sagging skin or anything superficial. But old age will rob me of my independence. I just cannot see myself helpless and dependent on someone else for even the littlest of need. I always say that old age is a lesson of humility.

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