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We need to Prepare

Yaakov Seter

We need to prepare for old age

I heard father say:

We need to prepare for old age

Mother laughed and said:

Old age is waiting in the corner…

Funny –

What is there to prepare for here?

Perhaps we should prepare a stock of grey hair?

And perhaps we will buy for mother

Glasses with thick lenses?

Father will buy a walking stick

In an antique shop

And we can buy an old suit

But where can you buy wrinkles from?

We will store everything and save it

Each and every item

And when father is very old

He will simply go to the cupboard

And open the door and look

At all the things that he left

But father, perhaps it’s better not to look

And always stay


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