I can remember when I was 5,
A time in my life where I would thrive,
I’d got so big I could go to school,
I tried to be good, not break the rules.
I can remember when I was 8,
To be 8 and a half I couldn’t wait,
I found it hard to keep inside,
I just wanted to burst with pride.
I can remember when I was 12,
Into hormones I began to dwelve,
I’d slam the doors, run to my room,
Then come back out smiling soon.
I can remember when I was 20,
Mistakes, well I had made plenty,
I had my hopes and I had my dreams,
I began to realise what life means.
I can remember when I was 50,
On my feet I was pretty nifty,
I no longer cared what others thought,
I pleased myself, the freedom it brought.
I don’t think I remember when I was 70,
They tell me memories I have plenty,
I’ve lost my marbles, old age did bring,
Now I cannot remember anything!!