Too Old To Change

28 Sep

You can’t teach an old dog knew tricks, but with effort, focus, perseverance and patience, a free-thinking, free-willed human being can change whatever they so desire. It’s time we stopped comparing ourselves to creatures that don’t and never will have our potential…

Too Old To Change

A cop out that I hear often is “Sorry, I’m too old”
People say they can’t change because of their rigid mold
Too much time has passed and now they’ll do what they have done
They’ll think they way they’ve always thought and change is what they shun

They make excuses that the passage of time does absolve
Because enough years have elapsed they don’t have to evolve
“Bullshit” is my blunt response to those who think they’re through
To their mentality and all the laziness they spew

For it’s not age but laziness that causes one to say
That they’re too old to modify simply ‘cause of some gray
Facade, a ruse, a guise, a show that I refuse to hear
When I hear the “Too old” excuse, I do make it quite clear

You’re never too old to improve, to learn, to grow, to try
You do not get a free pass simply ‘cause soon you will die
The battle starts the day you’re born and ends with your demise
And who knows, maybe it continues when the soul does rise

No exceptions, no excuses, and no sympathy
This Warrior is not concerned with how old you may be
No longer will I listen to those “Much too old to quit”
Or “much too old to deal with it without throwing a fit”

“Much too old to change my way of thinking of that group”
“I cannot change my pre-conceptions ‘cause my back does stoop”
Ridiculous is what it is, and elderly should know
Better than that, wisdom is what those years should bestow

Selflessness and understanding, empathy and hope
Not stubbornness and ignorance and refusal to cope
Shame on each and every grey-haired lazy person who
Thinks when greys come in that they no longer must pursue

Pushing selves to limits of their capabilities
Expecting more from themselves instead of pursuing ease
Saying “Never enough” even though they’re old and tired
No cop outs and leaving younger Warriors inspired

                                                                ~Miro

Related article: http://www.tellinitlikeitis.net/2011/06/too-old-to-learn-hogwash-youre-never-too-old-to-learn-something-new.html

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6 Responses to “Too Old To Change”

  1. You As A Machine September 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Hello Miro!

    It’s all great, but this line in particular stood out.
    “You do not get a free pass simply ‘cause soon you will die”

    It’s never to late to turn over a new leaf. I read so many inspiring stories of people who chose the ‘wrong’ path (and their health suffered miserably for it) but for whatever reason something inside them shouted out, “I want to LIVE, I don’t want to be like this anymore”. There is a turning point for everyone that requires a first step.

    You are a source of great inspiration, Miro.

    • Miro September 30, 2012 at 9:52 am #

      Thanks Stella, you’re a great inspiration to me as well! Age is just an excuse and becomes irrelevant if one stops looking left and right and comparing themselves to others.

  2. Francis September 29, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    i am an old dog and and I learn new tricks every day, so is my little Pumpkin who has learned to be a companion dog in just a few months even if is is already close to 6 years old and have known me only for five months. A new day is a new challenge and every challenge is occasion to rise to it and learn a new “trick” 🙂

    • Miro September 30, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Thank you Francis, you sound like a true Warrior. There are no problems in life, only the next challenge to rise to, meet and conquer. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  3. dontchawannadream September 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Je dis souvent : “L’âge, c’est dans la tête”.
    Thanks for sharing, Miro. You’re very talented.
    I love to read your poems out loud.

  4. Miro September 30, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Thank you Cha, that’s one of the nicest compliments I think I’ve ever received for my writing. It gives me a great sense of fulfillment to know they resonate so much that you’re literally adding your own voice to them. I bet they sound so much more eloquent in France. 🙂 Merci beaucoup, belle et talentueuse Warrior!

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