Slow Down

By John Aldred

Slow down, retire
Rest the weary limbs
But that inner fire
Forbids inaction.

Leave work, retire
Let the young
Fill my vacant lot
And climb higher.

Change gear
Walk the Peak
With young legs
Twice a week.

Batteries recharged
New goals set
Watch out world
For a grey-haired jet.

Copyright 1999 John Aldred