Glittering Old Age

I like things that shimmer and glisten,
I love diamond and opal and pearl,
And emerald and ruby and sapphire,
I’ve liked them since I was a girl.

But when young I couldn’t afford them,
I hadn’t the money you see,
And I’m just not the right kind of person
To have nice things purchased for me.

So as I’ve grown older and wiser
I’ve relaxed and accepted my fate,
People don’t buy me jewels or flowers,
So why worry, and why should I wait?

I buy them myself with the money
That I work for and put by and save,
So when my time’s up I’ll make sure I’m
The glitziest corpse in the grave!

© Lynne Joyce 11.03.2008