This one is from my "Diary of Poems"
Friends from childhood chanced to meet
For one sought out the other
“How have you been, dear Jodie?”
“I’ve had my ups and downs
How have you been, dear Jinny?”
“I’ve had my laughs and frowns.”
Friends, grown old, stood on the street
Appraising one another
“’Tis clear to me, dear Jodie
To you Time has been kind.”
“’Tis clear to me, dear Jinny
That Time has made you blind!”
We walked and mumbled, grumbled
Why had Life our cookie crumbled?
We were once so fair and had an air
The men all knew that we were there!
Bah…we shan’t give in to such defeat
Our minds are much too fleet
To start, we shall be young at heart
For that bold air remains our part!
“Grown old, we need not now behave
For that we can be gay and glad
We’ll wear purple, red, and blue
As is our right to do
Ah, men will notice us ‘tis true
Whenever we wish them to.”
“Dazzling diamonds in our ears,
Actions will belie our years
Leaning on our canes of gold
We’ll have adventures yet untold!”