The candle burns low, the shadow grows long
I harbour no fears that soon I'll be gone
Once there were days of dreaming and hope
Now it's a day at a time, I struggle to cope
A glorious existence upon life's great stage
Replaced by a cage that's labelled 'old age.'
I've enjoyed my time and lived to the full
Not always obeying life's golden rules
I've worried too much about those who don't care
Forgetting my friends who are always there
There's Tony and Joyce who continue to be
The lights of my life to eternity.
To my relatives I say, good luck and farewell
When in truth I know they would see me in hell
An affinity to animals is my lesson in life
Of love unconditional in trouble and strife
My bags are packed, the insurance is paid
Farewell dear friends I'm off to the grave!