Get Used To It
by Nancy Gauquier
|I cant be a
sweet little old lady!
Im not little.
Im not sweet.
Im not a lady.
But when someone says to you,
"you are acting like an old woman,"
they dont mean it as a compliment.
Why is it such an insult?
No one ever comes up to me and says,
"Nancy, you look so old!
How do you do it?!
Look at you,
youre just glowing with old age!
Why must we prevent ourselves
from appearing as old women, at all costs?
We have such a narrow definition of
You have to be so young and so thin
and have this nose and that chin
must we all look alike?
The line between Michael Jackson and Cher
just keeps getting thinner;
they look like porcelain dolls
like those dolls your mother bought you
and put up on a high shelf
so you couldnt touch them
cause they might break.
But theres so much pressure to stay
Every day theres another herb or
or cream or injection or treatment
thats supposed to keep you from
With all the money thats being
poured into reseach
to STOP AGING,
youd think it was a crime against
How can you be anti-aging?
If youre not dead right now,
Youre either dead or youre
those are the only two choices
you get in this life.
You wanna know the only sure-fire way
to stop aging?
Thatll stop it in its tracks,
I guarantee it.
It never fails.
Otherwise, people are gonna get old,
and theyre gonna look old,
unless they are very rich,
and then they could look like generic
of anorexic super models,
so get used to it.