Reality of the Fantasy
Hard work in the gym can turn back the
clock on my aging vessel of clay.
I’m feeling each and every one of my 62
years today while lifting hard.
Sustained effort, Pilates, and hard core
abdominal work will rip my waistline.
Diet, and only diet, will enable me to
Trim off the excess fat.
I am responsive now to life with the
explosiveness of an eighteen year old.
I creak when I move, and now when I run
It is closer to the speed of a sloth.
It is good to fight against Father Time;
pushing harder and harder against him.
Acceptance of the reality of aging
enables me to live life fully with joy.
The reality of the fantasy speaks to my soul;
my heart beats out the desire to embrace truth.
Facts look at me like the lions looked at Daniel;
but the sustained foundation in reality enables me.
Truth is not ugly, it is simply the reality of what is;
Using the wisdom gained from my many experiences.
Still with the intense desire for an active lifestyle;
Yet fully understanding the reality of the fantasy.