It is time you gave up your pride
It is time you gave up your royal robes
It is time you forgot the things that are now past
The memories of a long ago forgotten glory
Did you not notice that you had fallen?
Did you not know you would fall?
Did you not feel decline, the growing disinterest of your former lovers?
The ceased steps of the ones who once pursued you?
Did you not notice eyes stop looking in your direction?
Did you not see the footsteps change direction to homes not even your neighbour’s?
It is time you took notice
It is time to stop living in glories of days past
It is time to end the deception, to fling yourself at the mercy of all who you once scorned
It is time to take interest in the things you once despised
Time is specifically unfriendly to you!
But you hold on to the things that have passed
You refuse to acknowledge your drooping shoulders, the tired bones
You pretend that you are as attractive as you once were
And cling to memories of a long ago past, as real!
* Explanation – Do not lie to yourself. You will not be young forever, hot forever, loved forever or important forever. Recognise your years of decline and retire with dignity.