This is a poem I wrote recently to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Tracy Buys. Saying that, I think it is true enough for all, whether looking back on bring 30 or still looking forward to it…
Itâ€™s time to say goodbye to your twenties.
Thereâ€™s no need to shed a tear.
Although it was such a happy decade,
A happier one is here.
Youâ€™re still young enough to boogie all night,
And enjoy a drink or two.
But youâ€™re old enough to know when to stop,
Though that wonâ€™t be stopping you.
There are very many good years ahead.
Just take a look at the stats,
Youâ€™ve 64% of life to go,
And possibly more than that.
They sometimes say â€œlife begins at 40â€.
By that proverbâ€™s reckoning,
Youâ€™ve another ten years to please yourself,
Before life really begins.
Medical texts say women at 30,
Often become randier.
Thatâ€™s good news for ladies, but for the men,
The plus points are handier.
If you want to exercise discretion;
Deny the passing of time,
Then simply pretend that youâ€™re 25,
Until you reach 39!
Be happy that you’ve reached the big 3-oh,
You won’t fall into ruin.
When you still run amok, once in a while,
You’ll know just what you’re doing…