Life's Transitions

The knowledge we have is outdated.
The experience we have, underrated.

Our stamina, such as it is, goes ignored.
Our desire to keep up, underscored.

The young replace the old.
An unkind process: but direct, obvious, and cold.

Youth seems oblivious to transition from fit to fat.
Youth is focused on now and where it’s at.

They forget the years it took to do all we’ve done.
They only perceive how fast they can run.

But there’s much more to it than vertical achieved.
Life requires recognition, and understanding,
Of the journey from conceived to bereaved.