Grow Old

What do you call a green bird?

A flamingo.

They say never grow old

But you should

You always should

There is a difference

Between growing up

And growing old

When you grow up

You forget imaginary friends

And stupid jokes

You become stuffy

An adult

A member of society

But when you grow old

You age

You get wrinkles

But all wrinkles are

Is proof of laughter

Of smiles and frowns

You get hurt

You love

You live

And maybe

Just maybe

Along the way

You grow up a little

But not enough

To forget those jokes

Not enough to behave

Or become a decent member of society

I will proudly grow old

Wrinkles and all

I will grow old

Graciously

But I'll probably never grow up

What do you call a red bird?

A flamingstop.