What is there left to do when I am old?
I’ve already worn purple, red and gold
I don’t have a stick to run on the railings
Nor wish to spit and cause others ailings
So what is there left I ask,
What can I do?
I want to be me and let you to be you.
I just do not want to be one of the crowd
An old lady in purple doing what’s not allowed
No, I want to be a character rare
I needn’t be poor…… nor a millionaire
I just want to be different,
Not what you’d expect…..
I’d like to gain another’s respect……
I just want to be who I am.
I don’t want to be you and you could never be me
Because all that I am is not all that you see!
And some times I love
The way that is me…..
But other times…… I don’t!
And there are days when I long to be free
And more like somebody else that I see,
Not wearing purple or red or gold
Not looking dreary and feeling old
Not wondering what the future will hold……….
But living life for today.
So I put on my purple, blue and red
And I get out there with one thought in my head,
To live each day that I have till I’m dead
And take every challenge that meets me.
And if I can say a kindly word
Or listen to one who needs to be heard
And understand what seems absurd,
I can face each day that greets me!
So…lady in purple go, eat your hat
Whether old or young skinny or fat,
Remember what really matters is that…………
You are you……..So be as God made you!