What life I wonder did you have,
As you your past do view?
Seams and crevasses are your lot,
Your life is nearly through.
Wrinkles have your face possessed,
And crows have walked upon.
Gone is freshness of your youth,
Your smile is nearly gone.
Life you thought would never end,
Those many years ago.
But pass it does and oh so swift,
Tis past before you know.
But something more I yet do see,
Looking through the folds.
It’s something only you can have,
That only you could hold.
Now I know! I see it clear,
I’ve found it in your eyes.
Wisdom’s there, its shining forth,
Claimed by a thousand cries.
Wisdom and wrinkles, I see them there,
Not one but two make you.
You’ve led your life and now be blessed,
I see the inner you.
But now I wonder of my own life,
For your age I do aspire.
Will I the same as you do look,
And have same inner fire?