Amazing Kids! Magazine

Old Age

By Ivette Cardenas Alvarado, age 11, California


Have you ever noticed how years have passed?
They sprint from us in a flash.
Years never turn around; they always go
And slap our faces with stunning blows.
If you could live “forever years,”
You would live each day with no more fear.
The more you race, the older you get:
On your mark, get ready, get set.
Although birthdays give you a new age,
They stick your feelings in a cage,
So have fun with your entire life,
And try to overcome all stress and strife.
Every year you’ll start a new page.
Just please—try to notice your old age.