Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chicken Big, 11

Frightening Doggerel

Old News: gerontophobia

Gerontophobia—the word
For fear of older folks—a fear,
Or so I’ve somewhat often heard,
The young possess. But those now near—

Or in that category—know
That fears like these are very weird,
For as this ditty now will show,
We’ll all become what we have feared.

The young will age (unless they die
Too soon), no matter what they say.
We’ll be the feared—yes, you and I.
It’s simply Mother Nature’s Way. 

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