Writing Type: Poem
By Norman L. Jones
VA Medical Center--Columbus, OH
Parents, read to your kids, help them grow,
share some soul for them to know,
and when to turn each page.
Maturity will later behold
the crisis called middle age.
Let childhood go; day by day,
measure life like a gauge.
Work your magic like a mage
to avoid the crisis of middle age.
If you have regrets for time you lost,
don’t succumb to that rage.
Be your own boss; stay far away
from the crisis of middle age.
Be kindhearted; crave peace of mind.
Love is the price we wage.
The only enemy could be time
in the crisis of middle age.