There is no moment when one's youth is over,
When one has reached the boundary of what will
Endure until the onset of one's age.
No birthday will announce that change of stage,
That crossing into finity, until
You can look back and see that you are older.
Now you are and feel as young as ever,
In hope and thought and yearning youthful still.
Nor are your dreams less grand than your endeavors,
Even as each year you turn the page.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.