Sunday, March 18, 2012

Older and wiser, you think?

What is it with the generation gap thing? Why do we so often blithely assume that just because someone's a little younger/older than we are, they don't have the same feelings we do? Here's something I wrote late last month at a time when I was badly in need of a little comfort. And which by the way, never came.

Just because I'm older
doesn't mean I don't have feelings
that I don't hurt
that I don't ache
that I don't feel confused and overwhelmed 
by forces beyond my control
just as you do.

I'm just as human as you are
just as vulnerable
just as open to pain
just as much in need of a caring word
when life hurts.

I may be older but not any wiser
than you are.