This Wisdom

As I look 
in the mirror
My temples 
Are greying
And the wrinkles, 
They are deepening

But my heart
Still glows 
with hope
And I am 
grateful

I smile, still
because,
In my heart,
I know that
Youth is such
A small price 
To pay 
For this wisdom.

~ Eric Vance Walton ~

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