Now in the evening of my days I watch the children play.
Once I was as them, time has gone away.
I was innocent, I did not know what things meant.
I grew older with the years, and fears and tears.
I asked questions, stated facts, watched life’s play through many acts.
Sometimes I joined in applause, always looking for a cause.
More or less I know the truth, forgotten by me in my youth.
25th August, 2016