As Time Goes By
By: Claire Guo
I used to be a young little girl,
playing with toys and wearing little pearls.
I’d spend my days just having fun,
running about and enjoying the sun.
Then I got a little bit older,
and my days were getting colder.
I spent hours holed up in my room,
stressed and anxious for exams coming soon.
Then after a couple of years,
I went job searching with my peers.
I found a job and worked hard and long,
and managed to stay happy, singing songs.
Then decades pass and I retire,
my limbs and joints in pain and dire.
I look back on my younger days,
proud of my strength while on the way.